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58. Iodine catalysed intramolecular C(sp3)−H functionalization: Synthesis of 2, 5−disubstituted oxazoles from N−arylethylamides Supravat Samanta, D. Ramachandra Reddy, Milan Dinda and S. Adimurthy RSC Advances, 2015, (DOI: 10.1039/C5RA13441B online since 28th July, 2015)

57. Synthesis of Indolizines Through Oxidative Linkage of C-C and C-N bonds from 2-pyridylacetates D. Chandra Mohan, Chitrakar Ravi, P. Venkatanarayana and S. Adimurthy J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 6846–6855. DOI:10.1021/acs.joc.5b00477.

    Cited under TOP 5 most read article J. Org. Chem., (July 2nd, 2015.

56. Substrate selective synthesis of pyrazolo[1, 5-a]pyridines  through [3+2] cycloaddition of N-aminopyridines and β-nitro styrenes C. Ravi,  D. Chandra Mohan, N. Naresh Kumar Reddy,  S. Adimurthy RSC Advances 2015, 5, 42961–42964. (DOI:10.1039/C5RA06707C)

55. Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Amination of C(sp3)-H bonds: Synthesis of Imidazo[1, 5-a]pyridines D. Chandra Mohan, S. Nageswara rao, C. Ravi, and S. Adimurthy Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 5602–5607. (DOI: 10.1039/C5OB00381D).

54. Copper-Mediated Oxidative Linkage of C–C/N–N Bonds: Synthesis of Pyrazolo[1, 5-a]pyridines D. Chandra Mohan, Chitrakar Ravi, S. Nageswara Rao and S. Adimurthy Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 3556–3560. (DOI:10.1039/C5OB00018A online since 05/02/2015).

53. Copper–Catalyzed C–H Functionalization of Pyridines and Isoquinolines with Vinyl Azides: Synthesis of Imidazo Heterocycles D. Ramachandra Reddy, P. Venkatanarayana, N. Naresh Kumar Reddy, D. Bairagi, S. Adimurthy J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 1277−11284. DOI: 10.1021/jo5021618 (online since 28/10/2014). [IF 4.638]. Pub med Link:

52. Transition metal-free oxidative esterification of benzylic alcohols in aqueous medium Supravat Samanta, P. Venkatanarayana, Milan Dinda and S. Adimurthy Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 9453–9456. (DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01524J online since 26/9/2014).  [IF 3.487]. Pub med Link:

51. Chitosan: an efficient recyclable catalyst for transamidation of carboxamides with amines under neat conditions S. Nageswara Rao, D. Chandra Mohan and S. Adimurthy Green Chem. 2014, 16, 4122−4126. [IF 6.852] (DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01402B) Online since 28th July 2014. Cited under TOP Three most read articles!mostreadarticles

50. N-Chlorosuccinimide Promoted-Regioselective Sulfenylation of Imidazoheterocycles at Room Temperature C. Ravi, D. Chandra Mohan and S. Adimurthy Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2978−2981. [IF: 6.324]. Pubmed link:

49. Copper (I) Iodide-Catalyzed aerobic oxidative C-N and C-S bond formations through C-H Activation: Synthesis of Functionalized Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines D. Chandra Mohan, S. Nageswara Rao, C. Ravi, and S. Adimurthy Asian J. Org. Chem. 2014, 3, 609-613. [IF: 2.292]. (DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201402004) (Online since 11th March 2014). Direct access link This paper is highlighted in HOT TPICS on C—H Activation with Wiley publication 

48. H-β-Zeolite Catalyzed Synthesis of β-Bromostyrenes from Styrene bromohydrins P. Venkatanarayana, D. Ramachandra Reddy, D. Chandra Mohan and S. Adimurthy Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 1793-1795. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.01.118. [IF 2.391]  

47. Bromide-Bromate Couple of Varying Ratios for Bromination, Vicinal Functionalization and Oxidation in a Clean Manner S. Adimurthy, B. C. Ranu, G. Ramachandraiah, B. Ganguly and P. K. Ghosh Current Organic Synthesis 2013, 10, 864-884. (Invited Review). (DOI: 10.2174/157017941006140206102818) [I F: 2.439]

46. Water Mediated Deprotective Intramolecular Hydroamination of N-Propargylaminopyridines: Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines D. Chandra Mohan, Niraj B. Sarang, S. Adimurthy Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 6077–6080. ( [IF 2.391] 

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45. Oxidative Rearrangement of Vinyl Bromides to a-Bromoketones and Direct Synthesis of a,a-Dibromoketones from Alkynes using HBr/H2O2 System P. Venkatanarayana, D. Ramachandra Reddy, R. D. Patil and S. Adimurthy Journal of Energy and Chemical Engineering, 2013, 1, 27–50. 

44. Catalytic Methods for Imine Syntheses R.D. Patil, S. Adimurthy Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2, 726 – 744. [IF: 2.292]. (Focus Review) DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201300012

    Cited under most accessed articles (TOP 6) in the month of September 2013 

43. Copper (I) Iodide – Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-?]pyridines from 2-Aminopyridines and Methyl Ketones D. Chandra Mohan, D. Ramachandra Reddy, S. Nageswara Rao and S. Adimurthy Adv. Synth. Cat. 2013, 355, 2217-2221. (DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201300456.) [IF 5.542]  

     Cited in TOP FIVE most accessed articles of the month Aug 2013

42. Sodium Hydroxide Catalyzed N–Alkylation of (Hetero)Aromatic Primary Amines and N1, C5- Dialkylation of 4-Phenyl -2- aminothiazoles with Benzyl Alcohols D. Ramachandra Reddy, P. Venkatanarayana, D. Chandra Mohan, G., Hiren, S. Adimurthy J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, (13) 6775–6781. DOI: 10.1021/jo-2013-00834h (published online 14th June 2013) [IF 4.638].  Pubmed link:

41. L-Proline: an Efficient Catalyst for Transamidation of Carboxamides with Amines S. Nageswara Rao, D. Chandra Mohan, S. Adimurthy Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1496-1499. DOI: 10.1021/ol4002625; (Online from 8th March, 2013). [IF: 6.324]. Cited in top one amongst most read articles of the month of April 2013.  Published in Organic Chemistry Portal as an Abstract at:

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   This work was Highlighted in Stratingh Institute for Chemistry   Newsletter No. 90 — April 2013.The American Chemical Society: ChemWorx

40. Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines: “Water Mediated” Hydroamination and Silver-Catalyzed Aminooxygenation D. Chandra Mohan, S. Nageswara Rao and S. Adimurthy J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 1266 - 1272. DOI: 10.1021/jo3025303 (published online 5th Jan 2013, in print). [IF 4.638]  Pubmed link:

This article has been published on the JOC web under most read articles in Feb 2013  ACS has issued CERTIFICATE of APPRECIATION for this publication.

39. KHSO4-catalyzed green synthesis of 1,1'-oxybis(2-bromoethane-1,1-diyl) dibenzenes and 1-(1-(benzyloxy)-2-bromoethyl)benzenes under solvent free conditions G. Joshi, E. Suresh and S. Adimurthy Synthetic Commun. 2013, 43, 587-599. [IF 1.062] (published online 13/02/2012)  DOI: 10.1080/00397911.2011.604816.

38. Clean synthesis of crystalline p-nitrobenzyl bromide from p-nitrotoluene with zero organic discharge M. Dinda, M. K. Agrawal, M. R. Gandhi, S. C. Upadhyay, S. Adimurthy, S. Chakraborty, and P. K. Ghosh RSC- Advances 2012, 2, (16) 6645-6649. [IF 2.56] DOI: 10.1039/c2ra20940c.

37. NaOH—Catalyzed imines syntheses: aerobic oxidative coupling of alcohols and amines D. Ramachandra Reddy, R.D. Patil and S. Adimurthy Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, (24) 4457-4460. (DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201200716). [I F 3.344] The article has been cited under most accessed articles of July 2012

36. H-β-Zeolite Catalysed Hydroarylation of Styrenes D. Chandramohan, R.D. Patil and S. Adimurthy Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, (8), 3520-3525. (DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201200283). [I F 3.344].

35. Copper(0)—Catalyzed Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Amines to Imines under Solvent-Free Conditions R. D. Patil and S. Adimurthy RSC Advances 2012, 2, 5119-5122. [IF 2.56] DOI:10.1039/C2RA20339A.

34. Oxidative Esterification of Benzaldehyde and Deactivated Aromatic Aldehydes with N-Bromosuccinimide-Pyridine M. K. Agrawal, S. Adimurthy, P. K. Ghosh Synthetic Commun. 2012, 42, 2931-2936, (DOI:10.1080/00397911.2011.572219) [IF 1.062].

33. Green Bromine: In-situ Generated Catalyst for Selective Oxidation of Benzylic/Secondary Alcohols G. Joshi, R.D. Patil S. Adimurthy RSC Advances, 2012, 2, (6) 2235-2239. [IF 2.56] DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20073B.

32. Environment-Friendly Bromination of Aromatic Heterocycles using Bromide-Bromate Couple in Aqueous Medium G. Joshi, S. Adimurthy Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2011, 50, 12271-12275. (DOI: 10.1021/ie2004863). (IF-2.237).

31. Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Amines to Imines Under Neat Conditions With Low Catalyst Loading R. D. Patil and S. Adimurthy Adv. Synth. Catal.  2011, 353, 1695-1700. (DOI:10.1002/adsc.201100100) [IF 6.048].

30. Direct and selective conversion of benzyl bromides to benzaldehydes with aqueous H2O2 without catalyst R. D. Patil and S. Adimurthy Synth. Commun. 2011, 41, (18), 2712-2718.  [IF 1.062]

29. Catalyst- and Solvent- Free Synthesis of Substituted Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines K. C. Chunavala, G. Joshi, E. Suresh and S. Adimurthy SYNFACTS 2011, (5), 478.

28. Iodine and indium(iii)chloride catalyzed facile synthesis of 1,5- and 1,8-naphthyridines K. C. Chunavala and  S. Adimurthy Synth. Commun. 2011, 41, 1843-1851. [IF 1.062]

27. FeSO4: A substitute to benzyloxypyridinium triflates for synthesis of benzyl alkyl ethers without base Girdhar Joshi and S. Adimurthy Synth. Commun. 2011, 41, (5), 720-728. [IF 1.062]

26. Thermal and Microwave Assisted Rapid Synthesis of Substituted Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines Under Solvent and Catalyst free Conditions K. C. Chunavala, G. Joshi, E. Suresh and S. Adimurthy Synthesis 2011, (4) 635-641. (doi:10.1055/s-0030-1258405). (IF 2.466) This work has been selected for Organic Chemistry Portal under Org. Chem. Abstracts Two types of categories one is Synthesis of N-heterocycles (synthesis of azaindoles) and other one is Green Chemistry

25. High atom efficient and environment-friendly preparation of herbicides bromoxynil and ioxynil S. Adimurthy, G. Joshi and R. D. Patil  Indian J. Chem. 2010, 49B, 1678-1680.(IF-0.437)

24. Easy access to a-bromoketones and epoxides from vic-dibromides under aqueous conditions R. D. Patil, S. Adimurthy, B.C. Ranu Synth. Commun. 2010, 40, 3233-3239. (IF 0.937)

23. KHSO4-A highly efficient and reusable heterogeneous catalyst for hydroarylation of styrenes R. D. Patil, G. Joshi and S. Adimurthy Chemical Monthly 2010, 141, 1093-1099. (DOI 10.1007/s00706-010-0369-2). (IF 1.356)

22. A green oxidation of methylarenes to benzoic acids with bromide/bromate couple in water  R. D. Patil, S. Bhadra, S. Adimurthy and B. C. Ranu Synthetic Commun. 2010, 40, 2922-2929. (IF 0.937)

21. HBr-H2O2: A Facile protocol for regioselective synthesis of bromohydrin, a-bromoketones and oxidation of benzylic/secondary alcohols to carbonyl compounds under mild aqueous conditions R. D. Patil, G. Joshi, S. Adimurthy Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2010, 49, 8100-8105. (IF- 2.071)  (DOI:10.1021/ie100492r).

20. A Fast and Highly Efficient Method for the Synthesis of Tertiary Amines in Aqueous Medium S. Adimurthy and G. Joshi  Indian J. Chem. 2010, 49B, 771-775. (IF-0.437).

19. Bromide tolerance in plants- A case study on halophytes of Indian coast  M. S. Reddy, M. P. Joshi, S. P. Dave, S. Adimurthy, V. R. K.S. Susarla, A. S. Mehta, P.V. Subbarao, M. P. Reddy and G. Ramachandraiah Scholarly Research Exchange Ecology (SRX Ecology) 2010, 1-6. (doi:10.3814/2010/650678)

18. Making Full Use of the Oxidizing Equivalents in Bromate in the Selective Oxidation of Thiols, Sulfides and Benzylic/Secondary Alcohols into Disulfides, Sulphoxides and Aldehydes/Ketones G. Joshi, S. Bhadra, S. Ghosh, M. K. Agrawal, B. Ganguly, S. Adimurthy, P. K. Ghosh, B. C. Ranu Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2010, 49, 1236-1241. (IF 2.071) (DOI: 10.1021/ie901426t).

17. The Influence of Bases and Ligands on the Outcome of the Cu(I)-Catalyzed Oxidative Homocoupling of Terminal Alkynes to 1,4-Disubstituted 1,3-Diynes Using Oxygen as an Oxidant S. Adimurthy, Chandi. C. Malakar and U. Beifuss J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 5648-5651.  (IF- 4.219) (DOI: 10.1021/jo900246z).

16. An Efficient Method for the Synthesis of 2,3-Dihydro-1H-Isoindoles S. Adimurthy and P. U. Patoliya  Indian J. Chem. 2009, 48B, 545-552. (IF- 0.437).

15. Facile and One Pot Synthesis of a-Bromoketones from Olefins With an Alternative Brominating agent R. D. Patil, G. Joshi, S. Adimurthy, B.C. Ranu. Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 2529-2532. (IF-2.66) (doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2009.03.047).   

14. Comparative study of the vicinal functionalization of olefins with 2:1 bromide-bromate and iodide-iodate reagents M. K. Agrawal, S. Adimurthy, B. Ganguly, P. K. Ghosh Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 2791-2797. (IF -3.219) (Issue 14, 4th April).

13. An Alternative Method for the Regio- and Stereoselective Bromination of Alkenes, Alkynes, Toluene Derivatives and Ketones Using a Bromide/Bromate Couple S. Adimurthy, S. Ghosh, P. U. Patoliya, G. Ramachandraiah, Manoj Agrawal, M. R. Gandhi, S. C. Upadhyay, P. K. Ghosh and B. C. Ranu Green Chem., 2008, 10, 232-237. (IF- 4.542) [DOI: 10.1039/b713829f].

12. Prospect of Jatropha Methyl Ester (Biodiesel) in India Arup Ghosh, D. R. Chaudhary, M. P. Reddy, S. N. Rao, J. Chikara, J. B. Pandya, J. S. Patolia, M. R. Gandhi, S. Adimurthy, N. Vaghela, S. Mishra, M. R. Rathod, A. R Prakash, B. D. Shethia, S. C. Upadhyay, V. Balakrishna, Ch. Ravi Prakash and P. K. Ghosh International journal of Environmental studies 2007, 64, 659-674.

11. I-/IO3- Assemblies as Promoters of Iodohydrin Formation S. Adimurthy, G. Ramachandraiah, P. K. Ghosh Synthetic Commun. 2007, 37, 1579-1585. (IF-0.977).

10. N-Bromosuccinimide a Facile Reagent for the Oxidation of Benzylic Alcohols to Aldehydes S. Adimurthy and P. U. Patoliya Synthetic Commun. 2007, 37, 1571-1577.(IF-0.977)

9. Eco-friendly and versatile brominating reagent prepared from liquid bromine precursor   S. Adimurthy, G. Ramachandraiah, A. V. Bedekar, S. Ghosh, B. C. Ranu and P. K. Ghosh,  Green Chem. 2006, 8, 916-922. (IF 4.192)

8. Description of the Small Plastics Fragments in Marine Sediments along the Alang-Sosiya Ship-Breaking Yard, India M. S. Reddy, S. Basha S. Adimurthy and G. Ramachandraiah, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 2006, 68, 656-660. (IF-1.73)

7. Spectrophotometric estimations of Bromide in excess chloride medium, S. Adimurthy, V.R.K. Susarla, M.P. Reddy and G. Ramachandraiah.  Talanta, 2005, 67, 891-896. (IF-3.29)

6. Laboratory Studies of Electrochemical Treatment of Industrial Azo dye Effluent S. S. Vaghela, A. D. Jethva, Bhavesh B. Mehta, Sunil P. Dave, S. Adimurthy and G. Ramachandraiah Environ. Sci. Tech. 2005, 39, 2848-2855.(IF- 4.63)

5. Reductive dehalogenation of halophenols in sulfite-bisulfate medium. S. Adimurthy and G. Ramachandraiah    Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 5251-5252.

4. Electrocatalytic treatment of wastes: Studies on discoloration of an Industrial azo dye effluent S. S. Vaghela, A. D. Jethva, M. S. Gohil, S. Adimurthy, P. M. Gour, V. R. K. S. Susarla, G. Ramachandraiah, P. K. Ghosh: Annali di Chimica, 2003, 93, (9-10) pp 841-848.

3. Investigations in Nitric acid mediated Dehalonitration of halophenols. S.Adimurthy, S. S. Vaghela, P. V. Vyas, A. K. Bhatt, G. Ramachandraiah and A. V. Bedekar. Tetrahedron Lett. 2003, 44, 6393-6395.

2. A Novel Application of Hb-Zeolite in Catalizing Dehalogenation of Halophenols. S.Adimurthy, G Ramachandraiah, and A.V. Bedekar. Tetrahedron Lett. 2003, 44, 6391-6392

1. A new, environment friendly protocol for iodination of electron rich organic compounds.  S. Adimurthy, G. Ramachandraiah, P. K. Ghosh, A. V.Bedekar. Tetrahedron Lett. 2003, 44, 5099-5100.


B. Patents filed/Granted

1. Preparation of non-hazardous brominating reagents US Patent No. 6,740,253 dated 25 May, 2004 Application No. 10/055,814 dt23/01/2002 Pregrant Publication No. 20030136941 (PCT filed on 25.01.2002. No. PCT/IB02/00386). Japan, Patent No. 44,98,744, Dated: 2010-04-23; Canada, Patent No. 24,74,338, Dated: 2010-07-20;  G Ramachandraiah, P. K. Ghosh, A. S. Mehta, S. Adimurthy, Ashok D Jethva and Sanjay S. Vaghela 

2. An improved process for the preparation of brominating reagent United States Patent No. 7,459,139 December 2, 2008; US Patent Application No. 10/449723 dt30/05/2003, Indian Pat No. 194811 dt 30/05/2003. Pre-grant Publication No. 2004/0242939 dt 02/12/2004 PCT Application No. PCT/IN03/00201 dt 30/05/2003 Australian Patent No 249,578 dated 20/03/2008 G. Ramachandraiah, P. K. Ghosh, S.Adimurthy, Ashutosh V. Bedekarand D. B. Shukla (See NOTE 1 & 2).

3. An eco-friendly process for the preparation of bromobenzene. US Patent No : 6,956,142 dated 18/10/2005 PCT No : PCT/IB 03/05933  A.V. Bedekar, P. K. Ghosh, S. Adimurthy and G. Ramachandraiah  (See NOTE 1).

4. An improved process for the preparation of a fatty acid methyl ester (Biodiesel) from triglycerides through transesterification. US Patent No 7,666,234 dt 23/02/2010 Pre grant Publication No. 20060080891 dt 20/04/2006. US Pat Appl. No. 11/022,397 dt 23/12/2004. PCT No. WO2006043281 (A1) PCT/IN04/00329 dt 20/10/2004 and Indian Patent Appl. No. 02056/DEL/2004 dt 20/10/2004. European Patent No. EP 1996680 (A1) dt 2008-12-03; Canadian Patent No. CA2626129 (A1); Australian Patent No. AU2004324250  (A1) dt 2010-07-01, Russian Pat No. 23, 79,332 dt 20/01/2010   P. K. Ghosh, S. Adimurthy, M. R. Gandhi, N. K Vaghela., M. R. Rathod,  B. D. Shethia, J.B. Pandya R. A. Parmar, P.J. Dodia,  M. G. Patel,  D. R. Parmar, S. N. Patel.  (See NOTE 3).

5. An improved process for the eco-friendly preparation of 3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxybenzonitrile (Bromoxynil) Ref. No. 0201NF2008 dt 05-Nov-2008 S. Adimurthy, G. Ramachandraiah, G. Joshi, R. D. Patil, M. R. Gandhi, M. Subbareddy, P. Maiti  U S, PCT, Indian patents Filed. Indian patent Appln. No. 349/DEL/ 2009 dt 25/02/2009. (See NOTE 1). PCT No. WO/2010/097812 publican date 02/09/2010.

    EP Patent No. 2,408,736; 2012; publication date: 01/25/2012; Application No. EP20100717873

6.  Improved process for the synthesis of p-nitrobenzyl bromide Manoj Kunjabihari Agrawal, P.K. Ghosh, M.R. Gandhi, S.C. Upadhyay, S. Adimurthy, G. Ramachandraiah, Paresh Ukabhai Patoliya, Girdhar Joshi, Harshad Brahmbhatt, Rahul Jasvantrai Sanghavi. US & PCT.  PCT/IB2009/007264 dt 29/10/2009 filed, Indian Patent Appln. No. 2513/DEL 2008 dt 06/11/2008. (See NOTE 1). EP.  No. 2365960 publication date 21/09/2011


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