Dr. C. R. Ramanathan

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

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Ramanathan graduated with M.Sc. (Specialization in Organic Chemistry, 1993) from School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University and obtained Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry under the guidance of Prof. M. Periasamy from School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad in 2000. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Purdue University (with Prof. H. C. Brown, Nobel Laureate) and then at University of Connecticut (with Prof. A. Makriyannis). He served as a Research Chemist at MAKScientific, LLC., Storrs, USA prior to joining the Pondicherry University in 2005.

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Bronsted acid assisted activation of imide carbonyl group: regioselective synthesis of isoindoloisoquinolinone alkaloid (±)-nuevamine, Selvakumar, J.; Ramanathan, C. R. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2011, 9, 7643.

Conformationally Rigid Chiral Pyridine N-Oxides as Organocatalyst: Asymmetric Allylation of Aldehydes, Gnanamani, E.; Someshwar, N.; Ramanathan, C. R. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 2101.

Conformationally Rigid Chiral Pyridine N-Oxides as Organocatalyst: Asymmetric Allylation of Aldehydes, Gnanamani, E.; Someshwar, N.; Ramanathan, C. R. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 2101.

A chiral bicyclic skeleton-tethered bipyridine–Zn(OTf)2 complex as a Lewis acid: enantioselective Friedel–Crafts alkylation of indoles with nitroalkenes, Venkatanna, K.; Yeswanth Kumar, S.; Karthick, M.; Padmanaban, R.; Ramanathan, C. R. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 4077.

Synthesis and biological evaluation of isoindoloisoquinolinone, pyroloisoquinolinone and benzoquinazolinone derivatives as PolyADP-Ribose Polymerase-1 inhibitors, Suyavaran, A.; Ramamurthy, CH.; Mareeswaran, R.; Yagna Viswa Shanthi, P.; Selvakumar, J.; Mangalaraj, S.; Suresh Kumar, M.; Ramanathan, C. R.; Thirunavukkarasu, C. Bioorg. Med. Chem., 2015, 23, 488.

Awards & Achievements​

Prof. D. K. Banerjee Memorial Lecture Award for the year 2014 – by Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Dr. S. I. Perumal Endowment Award 2020 – by Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai.
First Rank in B. Sc. Chemistry at Sri S. Ramasamy Naidu Memorial College, Sattur, affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

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