Dr. H.Surya Prakash Rao

Department of Chemistry
Date Of Joining: 
20-08-1988 (Reader); 01-09-1997 (Professor)
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
Total Experience: 
1985-present (Teaching); 1975 to present (Research)
Area of Specialization/Interest: 


Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Chemistry of Organic Molecules of Medicinal Interest, Organic Reactions and Reagents.

Publications (in last 3 years): 


Publications in refereed journals:                      131

Publications of review articles:                          10

Presentation in conferences:                             173

No. of scholars who took Ph.D.:                        19

No. of scholars who took M.Phil.:                     26

Patents :                                                              02


Publications (for past 10 years)

131. One-Pot Synthesis of Densely Substituted Pyrazolo[3,4-b]-4,7-dihydropyridinesH Rao, H. S. P.; Lakshmi Narayana Adigopula, and Krishna Ramadas ACS Comb. Sci., 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00156.

130. Synthesis and characterization of bridged morpholine derivatives fused to a phenanthrene ring system Rao, H. S. P.; Vijjapu, S. J. Che, Res. 2017, 000

129. In-silico and in-vitro anti-cancer potential of a curcumin analogue (1E, 6E)-1, 7-di (1H-indol-3-yl) hepta-1, 6-diene-3, 5-dione,SA Sufi, LN Adigopula, SB Syed,V Mukherjee, MS Coumar, Rao, H. S. P., R Rajagopala, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2017, 85, 389–398

128.  Synthesis, characterization and antituberculotic evaluation of conjugates of ciprofloxacin / moxifloxacin and fluorescent coumarin, Rao, H. S. P.; Desai, A.; Rao, A. V. B. Ind. J. Chem. Section B. 201756B, 87-95.

127. Synthesis and  characterization of H-cardanol-triazole and fructose/galactose/mannose conjugates, Rao, H. S. P.; Kamalraj, M. Ind. J. Chem201785, 000-000

127. Iodine-catalyzed dehydrative-cycloisomerization of pent-4-yne-1,2-diols to di- and tri-substituted furans, Rao, H. S. P.; Vijjapu, S.submitted for publication 

126. The quorum sensing molecule N-acyl homoserine lactone produced by Acinetobacter baumannii displays antibacterial and anticancer properties,J John, R Saranathan, LN Adigopula, V Thamodharan, S P Singh, T P Lakshmi, M A Charan Tej, R S Rao, R Krishna, Rao, H. S. P & K. Prashanth, Biofouling, 2016,32, 1029–1047

125. Variations in the Blaise reaction: Synthesis of 3,5-diketopentanoates and 3-amino-5-oxopent-3-enoates, Rao, H. S. P.; Muthanna, N.Synlett. 2016; 27(13): 2014-2018.

124. Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of 2-hydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione and 4H-chromene conjugates, Rao, H. S. P.; Tangeti, V. S.; Adigopula, L. N. Research on Chemical Intermediates, 2016, 42,7285-7303

123. Synthesis, in vitro and in silico anti-proliferative activity of 4-aryl-4H-chromene derivatives, Parthiban, A.; Kumaravel, M.: Muthukumaran, J.; Rukkumani, R.; Krishna, R.; Rao, H. S. P. accepted for publication in Med. Chem. Res. 2016, 26, 000

122. Copper-mediated arylation with arylboronic acids: Facile and modular synthesis of triarylmethanes, Rao, H. S. P.; Rao, A. V. B. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2016, 12, 496–504

121. Copper(II) bromide catalyzed C-C/C-N bond forming reactions: Synthesis of pyrrole incorporated triarylmethanes, Rao, H. S. P.; Rao, A. V. B.; Sivakumar, S. Syn. Commun. 2015, DOI: 10.1080/00397911.2015.1100746.

120. Synthesis and stereochemistry of cis-2,6-diphenyl-1-alkylpiperidines, Rao, H. S. P.; Poonguzhali, Tetrahedron Lett, 2015, 56, 6190-6193.

119. Synthesis, in vitro and in silico antimalarial activity of 7-chloroquinoline and 4H-chromene conjugates Parthiban, A.; Muthukumaran, J.; Krishna, R.; Rao, H. S. P. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2015, 25, 4657-4663.


118. Voight reaction on tertiary α-hydroxy ketones, Rao, H. S. P.; Vijjapu, S. Tetrahedron 2015, 71, 8391-8406.


117. 8-Azasteroid fragments: Synthesis and stereochemistry of 2-arylperhydrocyclopenta[b]pyridines, Rao, H. S. P.; Rafi, S. Ind. J. Het. Chem. 2015, 000

116. Di-rhamnolipid is a mosquito pupicidal metabolite from Pseudomonas fluorescens, Prabakaran, G.; Hoti, S. L.; Rao, H. S. P.; Vijjapu, S. Acta Trop. 2015, 148, 24-31.

115. Zinc and trimethylsilyl chloride mediated synthesis of 2,3,5-trisubstituted pyrrole diesters from nitriles and ethyl bromoacetate, Rao, H. S. P.; Desai. A. SYNLETT, 2015, 26, 1059-1062.

114. Copper-Catalyzed C(sp3)–OH Cleavage with Concomitant C–C Coupling: Synthesis of 3-Substituted Isoindolinones. Rao, H. S. P.; Rao, A. V. B. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 1506–1516.

113. Design, synthesis, in vitro and in silico anti-cancer activity of 4H-chromenes with C4-active methine groups. Parthiban, A.;  Kumaravel, M. ; Muthukumaran, J.; Rukkumani, R.; Krishna, R.; Rao, H. S. P. Med. Chem. Res. 2015, 24, 1226-1240.

112. Synthesis and characterization of coumarins from H-cardanol, Rao, H. S. P.; Kamalraj, M. J. Chem. Res. 2015, 39, 20-25.

111. Effect of a glucose-triazole-hydrogenated cardanol conjugate on lipid bilayer membrane organization and thermotropic phase transition, Swain, J.; Kamalraj, M.; Rao, H. S. P.; Mishra, A. K. J. Mol. Str. 2015, 1081, 124-127.

110. Synthesis and Photochromic Properties of Spirobiindane Based Bis-coumarins. Rao, H. S. P.; Tangeti, V. S., Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India Sec. A Phys. Sci. 2015, 2015, 85, 41-49.

109. Variations in the Blaise reaction: Conceptually new synthesis of 3-amino enones and 1,3-diketones Rao, H. S. P.; Muthanna, N. E. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 1525–1532.

108. Synthesis and Characterization of 4-Aryl-4H-chromenes from H-Cardanol. Rao, H. S. P.; Kamalraj, M. Nat. Prod. Commun. 2014, 9, 1333-1340.

107. The indium(III) chloride catalyzed synthesis of sulfur incorporated 3-acylcoumarins; their photochromic and acetate sensing properties. Rao, H. S. P.; Desai. A. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 63642-63649.

106. Thermotropic gelation induced changes in micropolarity and microviscosity of hydrogel derived from glucose-triazole-hydrogenated cardanol conjugate: a study using fluorescent molecular probe. Swain, J.; Kamalraj, M.; Rao H. S. P.; Mishra, A. K. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 55377-55382.

105. Raney Ni catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition reaction. Rao, H. S. P.; Chakibanda, G. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 46040-46048.

104. One-pot pseudo three-component reaction of nitroketene-N,S-acetals and aldehydes for synthesis of highly functionalized hexa-substituted 1,4-dihydropyridines. Rao, H. S. P.; Parthiban, A. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 6223-6238.

103. Synthesis and photochromic properties of benzofuran-phenanthrene and benzofuran-pyrene hybrids, Rao, H. S. P.; Vijjapu, S. RSC Adv. 2014,4, 25747–25758.

102. Copper catalyzed C(sp3)-C(sp2) cross coupling: Synthesis of 4-aryl-2-alkylamino-3-nitro-4H-chromenes Rao, H. S. P.; Rao, A. V. B. E. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 17, 3646–3655.

101. Characterization and Phase Transition Studies of a Versatile Molecular Gel from Glucose-Triazole-Hydrogenated Cardanol Conjugate, H.  Surya Prakash Rao, M. Kamalraj, J. Swain, A. P. Deshpande, A. K. Mishra, RSC Advances, 20144, 12175-1218.

100. Synthesis, characterization and spectroscopic properties of water soluble coumarins substituted with oligomeric alkoxy functions, H. Surya Prakash Rao, M. Babu, A. Desai, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 11064-11072.

99. Photophysical behavior of a new cholesterol attached coumarin derivative and fluorescence spectroscopic studies on its interaction with bile salt systems and lipid bilayer membranes H. Surya Prakash Rao, A. Desai, I. Sarkar, M. Mohapatra and A. K. Mishra Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, 16, 1247-1256.

98. Design, synthesis, molecular docking, and biological evaluation of N-methyl-3-nitro-4-(nitromethyl)-4H-chromen-2-amine derivatives as potential anti-cancer agents, A. Parthiban, J. Muthukumaran, A. Moushumi Priya, S. Jayachandran, R. Krishna, H. Surya Prakash Rao, Med Chem.Res, 2014, 23, 642-659.

97. (Z)-3-(1-Hydroxy-3-oxobut-1-enyl)-6-nitro-2H-chromen-2-one. N. Topno, H. Surya Prakash Rao, Venkata Swamy Tangeti, R. Krishna Acta.Crys.E. 2013, 69, 284

96. Microwave-Mediated Cycloaddition of Azides to Propargylic Ethers in PEG-200 H. Surya Prakash Rao, C. Guravaiah, Organic Preparations and Procedures International, 2013, 45, 1-9 .

95. 3-(Dimethylamino)-1-arylpropan-1-one hydrochlorides (Mannich salts) react with acyl / aroyl acetonitriles or acyl / aroyl acetates to provide two / three-component domino condensation products, H. Surya Prakash Rao, A. Veerabhadra Rao and Avinash Desai, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Section A: Physical Sciences, 2013, 83, 195-206. 

94. Synthesis and transformations of 4H-chromene 4-hydroxy-2H-pyran-2-one and 4H-chromene 4-hydroxycoumarin conjugates H. Surya Prakash Rao, Venkata Swamy Tangeti Journal of Chemical Science, 2013, 125, 777–790.

93. Synthesis of spirobiindane based bis-flavanones and bis-chroman-4-ones by Kabbe reaction, H. Surya Prakash Rao, Venkata Swamy Tangeti Letters in Organic Chemistry, 2013, 10, 307-310.

92. Synthesis of 3-Aroylcoumarin-Flavone Hybrids H. Surya Prakash Rao, Venkata Swamy Tangeti Letters in Organic Chemistry, 2012, 9, 218-220.

91. On the stereochemistry of the olefinic double bond in 13-membered heterocyclic rings accessible by ring-closing metathesis reaction, H. Surya Prakash Rao, Shaik Rafi, P. Ratish Kumar, C. Guravaiah, Nandurka Muthanna, Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, 53, 6877–6880.

90. Synthesis and in silico evaluation of 1N-methyl-1S-methyl-2-nitroethylene (NMSM) derivatives against Alzheimer disease: to understand their interacting mechanism with acetylcholinesterase, M. Kannan, P. Manivel, K. Geetha, J. Muthukumaran, H. Surya Prakash Rao and R. Krishna, J Chem Biol, 2012, 5, 151-166. 

89. Chemistry of 9,10-phenanthrenequinone revisited: iron(III) chloride catalyzed reactions of 9,10-phenanthrenequinone with acyclic and cyclic ketones provide furan annulated products. H. Surya Prakash Rao and Satish Vijjapu, RSC Advances, DOI, 10.1039/c2ra20499a (2012)

88. 6-ethyl-N-methyl-3-nitro-4-nitromethyl-4H-chromen-2-amine, Muthukumaran, J., Parthiban, A., Surya Prakash Rao, H., Krishna, R.2012, Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online 68 (1) , pp. o180-o181 (2012)

87. Synthesis of 4-(2-hydroxyaryl)-3-nitro-4H-chromenes H. Surya Prakash Rao, K. Geetha and M. Kamalraj, Tetrahedron, 67, 8146-8154 (2011)

86. Synthesis of lactones of ortho-tyrosine, DOPA isomers and tryptophan-ortho-tyrosine hybrid amino acid, H. Surya Prakash Rao, K. Geetha and M. Kamalraj, RSC Adv., 1, 1050-1059 (2011).

85. 6,8-Dichloro-N-methyl-3-nitro-4-nitro-methyl-4H-chromen-2-amine, Muthukumaran, J., Parthiban, A., Kannan, M., Rao, H.S.P., Krishna, R.2011 Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online 67 (4) , pp. o898-o899

84. 6-Methoxy-N-methyl-3-nitro-4-nitromethyl-4H-chromen-2-amine Muthukumaran, J., Parthiban, A., Manivel, P., Surya Prakash Rao, H., Krishna, R.2011 Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online 67 (5), pp. o1276-o1277

83. 4-[4-(Diethylamino)phenyl]-N-methyl-3-nitro-4H-chromen-2-amine, Muthukumaran, J., Parthiban, A., Manivel, P., Rao, H.S.P., Krishna, R. 2011 Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online 67 (6), pp. o1395-o1396

82. A mechanistic investigation of Biginelli reaction under base catalysisKamal Raj, M., Rao, H.S.P., Manjunatha, S.G., Sridharan, R., Nambiar, S., Keshwan, J., Rappai, J., Santhosh, U. Tetrahedron Letters 52, 3605-3609 (2011). Erratum: Tetrahedron Letters 52, 4806 (2011)

81. An X-ray crystallographic study of N-methyl-3-nitro-4- (nitromethyl)-4H- chromen-2-amine Muthukumaran, J., Parthiban, A., Rao, H.S.P., Krishna, R. 2011 Journal of Chemical Crystallography 41, 1927-1934 (2011)

80. Nitroketene Dithioacetal Chemistry: Synthesis of coumarins incorporating nitrothiophene moiety, H. Surya Prakash Rao and K. Vasantham, Journal of Chemical Science, 123, 411-420(2011).

79. 6,8-Dichloro-N-methyl-3-nitro-4-nitromethyl-4H-chromen-2-amine,J.Muthukumaran, A. Parthiban, M. Kannan, H. Surya Prakash. Rao and R. Krishna. Acta Cryst. E67, o898-o899 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536811009366 ](2011).

78. 3-Benzyl-6-benzylamino-1-methyl-5-nitro-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine, M. Kannan, P. Minivel, M. Sarathbabu, R. Sathiskumar, H. Surya Prakash Rao, R. Krishna, Acta Crysta, E 66, o515, 2010.

77. Nitroketene dithioacetal chemistry: Synthesis of 2-alkylthio-3-nitrothiophenes from nitroketene dithioacetate and chloromethyl ketones, H. Surya Prakash Rao and K. Vasantham J. Org. Chem., 74, 6847–6850 (2009).

76. Nitroketene acetal chemistry: efficient synthesis of 2-amino-3-nitro-4H-chromenes, H. Surya Prakash Rao and K. Geetha, Tetrahedron Lett. 50,3836-3839 (2009).

75. Facile and efficient synthesis of ethyl 3-oxo-5-arylthiopentanoates, the precursors for Nazarov reagent H. Surya Prakash Rao Shaik Rafi and K. Padmavathy, Lett. Org. Chem. 5, 527-529 (2008).

74. Synthesis and stereochemistry of 2-arylperhydrocyclopenta[b]pyridin-1-ols, 8-azaestrone fragments H. Surya Prakash Rao and S. Rafi Tetrahedron Lett. 49, 6134-6136 (2008).

73. Chair to Boat Interconversion and Face to Face Interactions in Isomeric Aryl Substituted Perhydrocyclopentaquinolizines, L. Lunazzi, A. Mazzanti, S. Rafi and H. Surya Prakash Rao J. Org. Chem. 73, 678-688 (2008).

72. Microwave mediated facile synthesis of steroid-like 1,5-diketones from Mannich salts H. Surya Prakash Rao, E. Poonguzhali, S. P. Senthilkumar, Syn. Commun. 38, 937-942 (2008).

71. Synthesis of 4-methylene-2-(1-nitromethylidene)-1,3-dithiolane and 4-methyl-2-(1-nitromethylidene)-1,3-dithiole from dipotassium 2-nitro-1,1-ethylenedithiolate H. Surya Prakash Rao, Indian J. Chem. (Section B) 272-275 (2008).

70.       Microwave mediated facile synthesis of steroid-like 1,5-diketones from Mannich salts Rao, H. S. P.; Poonguzhali, E.; Senthilkumar, S. P. Syn. Commun. 2008, 38, 937-942.

69. 2-[2-(Methylamino)-3-nitro-4H-chromen-4-yl]phenyl acetate. Gayathri, D.; Velmurugan, D.; Ravikumar, K.; Geetha, K.; Rao, H. S. P. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E.-Struct Rep. Online. 2007, 63, 2300-2302

68.       Aroylketene Dithioacetal Chemistry: Facile Synthesis of 4-Aroyl-3-methylsulfanyl-2-tosylpyrroles from Aroylketene Dithioacetals and TosMIC, Rao, H. S. P.; Sivakumar, S. Beilsterin J. Org. Chem. 2007. 3, 31 

67.       Formic acid oxidatively cleaves 1,2,3,4-tetraaryl-2-butene-1,4-diones to 1,2-diaryl-1,2-ethanediones under microwave irradiation Rao, H. S. P.; Jothilingam, S.; Vasantham, K.; Scheeren, H. W. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 4495–4497.

66.       Microwave Mediated Combinatorial Synthesis of 1-Aryl-3,4-diaroylpyrazoles from 3-Arylsydnones and 1,2-Diaroylacetylenes, Rao, H. S. P.; Barthasarathy, N. Ind. J. Het. Chem. 2007, 16, 413-414.

65.       Condensation of 4-Aryl-4-oxobutanoic Acids with Benzylamines: Synthetic and Structural Studies on 1-Arylmethyl-5-phenyl-3-[(e)-1-arylmethylidene]-2,3-dihydro-1H-2-pyrrolones. Rao, H. S. P.; Senthilkumar, S.; Gopu, K.; Rafi, S. Chem. Het. Com. 2007, 477, 368–373.

64.       Studies in Microwave Mediated Solvent-Free Synthesis of 5-Aryl-2,3-diphenylpyrroles from 4-Aryl-1,2-diphenyl-2-butene-1,4-diones, Rao, H. S. P.; Gorityala, B. K.; Vasantham, K. Ind. Chem. Section B. 2007, 1470-1474.

63.       Condensation of α-Aroylketene Dithioacetals and 2-HydroxyarylaldehydesResults in Facile Synthesis of a Combinatorial Library of 3-Aroylcoumarins, Rao, H. S. P.; Sivakumar, S. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 8715–8723.

62.       2-(2,6-Diphenylpiperidine)ethan-1-ol, Gayathri, D.; Velmurugan, D.; Ravikumar, K.; Poonguzhali, E.; Rao, H. S. P.; Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E.-Struct Rep. Online 2006, 62, o9161-o1963.

61.       N,6-Dimethyl-4-(methylsulfanyl)-3-nitro-4H-chromen-2-amine. Gayathri, D.; Velmurugan, D.; Ravikumar, K.; Geetha, K.; Rao, H. S. P. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E.-Struct Rep. Online, 2006, 62, o9161-o1963.

60.       2,6-Diphenyl-1-propylpiperidine. Gayathri, D.; Velmurugan, D.; Ravikumar, K.; Poonguzhali, E.; Rao, H. S. P. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E.-Struct Rep. Online, 2006, 62, o4169-o4171.

59.       Studies in Benzyl to Benzilic Acid Type Rearrangements: Ammonium Formate Mediated Transformation of 1-Aryl-2,4-diphenyl-2-butene-1,4-diones to 5-Aryl-3,3-diphenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-2-pyrrolones, Rao, H. S. P.; Gorityala, B. K.; Vasantham, K. Ind. J. Het. Chem.2006, 15, 331–334.

58.       N-Benzyl-N-[4-(methylsulfanyl)-3-nityro-4H-chromen-2yl]amine. Bhaskaran, S.; Velmurugan, D.; Ravikumar, K.; Geetha, K.; Rao, H. S. P. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E.-Struct Rep. Online, 2006, 62, o188-o190.

57.       Synthesis of Nitroacetic Acid Orthoesters from 1,1-Di(methylsulfanyl)-2-nitroethylene, Rao, H. S. P.; Sivakumar, S. J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 4524-4527.

56.       Solvent-free microwave Michael addition reaction, Rao, H. S. P.; Jothilingam, S. J. Chem. Sci. 2005, 117, 323-328.

55.       EtOH/Ba(OH)2 triggers self-condensation of (E)-1,4-diaryl-2-butene-1,4-diones to cyclopentanol derivatives, Rao, H. S. P.; Senthilkumar, S.P. Synth. Commun. 2005, 1707-1714.

54.       Studies on NaI/DMSO induced retro-Michael Addition (RMA) reactions on some 1,5-dicarbonyl compounds, Rao, H. S. P.; Jothilingam, S. J. Chem. Sci. 2005, 117, 27-32.


Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Conducted(Last 3 Years): 
Year Programme     Sponsor Position held
2008 Two-day Green Chemistry Workshop DST Coordinator
2008 Refresher Course in Chemistry Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University Coordinator


Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Participated(Last 3 Years): 



Level of Participation

         Title of Programme (International/National/Institution)

  • Organo copper reagents in organic synthesis, invited lecture School of Chemistry, University of  Hyderabad, on 13th Feb, 2015.

  • About Science, Scientists and Research – invited lecture given to students under DST Inspire program on 22-01-2015 at Department of Physics, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka on 22 January, 2015.

Honours / Awards (if any): 
Year Details of award / Prize Contribution for which awarded
2008 Bronze Medal – Chemical Research Society of India Research Contribution during recent past
Academic Distinctions:
  • National Merit Citation, 1969; National Associate Award, UGC, India, 1985-88.
  • S.I. Perumal Endowment Award, 1997.
  • Visiting Professor, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, May-June, 1998.
  • Editorial Board Member, Ind J. Het. Chem., J. Che. Sci, Arkivoc and ISRN Organic Chemistry.
  • CRSI award (2008); NSR Center Award, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands (1999-2000 & 2002).
  • National Organic Symposium Trust 2007-2011 – Council member; CRSI – Council Member.
  • IGNOU – Expert in Organic Chemistry; NAAC –  National Panel of Experts
Projects Undertaken: 

Research Background:

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1975-80.
PDF: Rice University, Houston 1980-82; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1982-84 and University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 1984-85.
Visiting Scientist: University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 1999-2000, 2002 and Taiwan 2007.

Current Research Interests:
Synthesis and stereochemistry of sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen heterocycles; Synthetic applications of the Blaise Reaction.

Institution/Dept. Development Activities: 

Contact Details
Present Address: 
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Coordinator, DST-FIST, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014, INDIA.
Telephone No: 
hspr.che@pondiuni.edu.in, hspr@yahoo.com

19.       Nandurka Muthanna, Variations and synthetic applications of the blaise reaction: synthesis of 1,3-diketones, 3-amino enones, 3,5-diketo esters, 2-pyridones and dibenzopyrans, December 2015.

18.       Satish, V. Synthetic and mechanistic studies on phenanthrene-9,10-dione, pyrene-4,5-dione and acenaphthylene-1,2-dione, June, 2015.

17.       Kamalraj, M. Chemistry of H-Cardanol Derivatives, April, 2015.

16.       Veera bhadra Rao, A. Copper mediated Csp3-Csp2 cross coupling reactions: Synthesis of 4-aryl-4H-chromenes, 3-substituted isoindolinones and triarylmethanes, March, 2015.

15.       Parthiban, A. Synthesis, characterization and biological activity of 4H-chromenes and 1,4-dihydropyridines, January, 2015.

14.       Desai, Avinash, Synthesis and characterization of trisubstituted pyrroles and conjugates of coumarin-bioactive molecules – January 2015.

13.       Guruvaiah, C. Studies on Acetylene-Azide Cycloadditions: Development of new methods for the CuAAC click reaction and synthesis of phenol / porphyrin based dendrimers with multiple cholesterol units – 2014.

12.       Venkata Swamy Tangeti, Synthetic Studies on Oxygen Heterocycles: Conjugates / Hybrids of Coumarins, Chromenes, Flavanones and Pyranones – 2013.

11.       Vasantham, K. Novel and expedient approach to polysubstituted thiophenes and pyrroles – 2009.

10.       S. Rafi, Studies on the synthesis and stereochemistry of selected saturated hetero-cycles – 2008.

09.       K. Geetha, Nitroketene N,S-acetal route to fictionalized 4H-chromenes and further transformation into hybrid amino acids and DOPA isomers – 2008.

08.       S. Sivakumar, Ketene Dithioacetal Chemistry: Synthesis of coumarins, pyrroles and orthoesters – 2008.

07.       E. Poonguzhali, Reductive Amination Cyclization Route to Nitrogen Heterocycles: Studies in the Synthesis and Stereochemistry of Piperidines, Pyrrolidines and 8-Azasteroids – 2008.

06.       S. Jothilingam, Microwave-mediated Organic Reactions: Studies on Pyrrole / Furan Synthesis and Michael / Retro-Michael Reactions, 2004.

05.       S. P. Senthilkumar, Studies in the Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles and Carbocycles, 2003.

04.       S. Rajamathe, Diastereoselection in the Benzylation of Cyclic -Ketoester Enolates: Remote Substituent Effects, 2003.

03.       K. Jeyalakshmi, Studies in Organic Synthesis: Synthetic Elaborations on Chalcone, Phenyl vinyl ketone, dibenzoyl ethylene and their derivatives, 1999.

02.       B. Bharathi, Synthetic and Stereochemical Investigations of Biologically Important Heterocyclic Compounds, 1995.

01.       K. Subba Reddy, Studies in Stereochemistry:  Stereoselectivity in Cyclic -Ketoester Alkylations and Cyclic Enone Reductions, 1994.