FACULTY PROFILE
Dr. P. Vasu Govardhana Reddy, M.Sc., Ph. D
(Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Germany)
(Raman Postdoctoral Fellow, USA)

Assistant Professor
+91 9985200965, 08562-225410(o)
pvgr@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in
Qualification :
B. Sc: (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) - April 1996 - Sri Venkateswara University, TIRUPATI, INDIA (Distinction, 79.5%).
M. Sc: (Chemistry) - August 1998 - Sri Venkateswara University, TIRUPATI, INDIA (First Class, 64.13%).
Ph. D: (Organic Chemistry) - August 1999 to 29th December 2003 - Sri Venkateswara University, TIRUPATI, INDIA
(Ph.DThesis Title: Synthesis, Spectral Characterization and Biological Activity of Organophosphorous Heterocyclic Compounds.)
Experience :
Teaching experience: (July 2009 - till)
• Teach to M.Sc Organic Chemistry students in the Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University since 23rd July 2009 to till date at the level of Assistant Professor.
• Area of teaching interest is Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopy.
Postdoctoral research work experience: (Jan 2004 - June 2009& Aug 2016- Aug 2017)
• Raman Postdoctoral Fellow- Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, USA - (August 2016 to August 2017) - worked with Prof. Marisa C. Kozlowski, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
• Postdoctoral Fellow- Henkel Industries Project, Germany - (May 2008to June 2009) - worked with Prof. Dieter E. Kaufmann, Department of Organic Chemistry, Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.
• Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow-Germany-(From August 2006 to March 2008)- Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship received from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany and worked with Prof. Dr. Rene Wilhelm, Department of Organic Chemistry, Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.
• Postdoctoral Fellow-Taiwan - (From January 2006 to May 2006) - Fellowship received from the Genomic Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and worked with Dr. S. T Chen, Department of Biological Chemistry, Taipei, TAIWAN.
• Postdoctoral Fellow-Taiwan-(From April 2004 to December 2005) - Fellowship received from the National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan and worked with Prof. H. T Chang and S. H.Chiu, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN.
Area/s of research interests :
Asymmetric Oxidative Coupling:
 Design and development of Pd, Fe, Cu and V metal’s based chiral catalysts.
 Applications of asymmetric oxdative coupling reactions.
Asymmetric Catalysis: Chiral NHC’s
 Design and development of chiral Brønstedacidand N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts.
 Applications of asymmetric organotransformationsin Asymmetric Kabachnik-Fields reaction, Strecker reaction, Petasis-boranoMannichreation and aza-Dields reactions.
Heterogeneous Catalysis:
 Design and synthesis of novel metal-N-heterocyclic carbenes: Applications to C-C, C-N bond formations via Suziki, Sonogashira, Heck and Buchwald coupling reactions.
 Development of Efficient Multicomponent Reaction Methodologies Using Titania Nanostructures as Solid-acid Catalysts and Catalyst Supports.
Bio-Organic Chemistry:
 Design and synthesis of bio-Active organophosphorus heterocycles bearing five to eight-membered ring systems.
Research Grants :
1. Awarded the project entitled “New chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes: Synthesis and applications in asymmetric synthesis” from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi in November 2015. The project period is 2016-2019. Budget grant- Rs. 22, 00, 000/-.
2. Awarded the project entitled “Synthesis of Bioactive Nitrogen, Oxygen and Phosphorus Heterocycles” from Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) in January 2013. The project period is 2013-2016. Budget grant - Rs. 24, 01, 000/-(Completed).
3. Awarded the project entitled “New Chiral Organophosphorus Catalysts in Asymmetric Synthesis” From Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, Under Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientist for the period 2010-2013. Budget grant-Rs 16,71,000/-Completed the project and received “Good” grade from the DST, New Delhi.(Completed).
Research students :
Current Ph.D students
1. M. Venkata Krishna Reddy (Full time-Ph.D, Since 10th November,2014 ) - Yogi Vemana University- He is working as a Junior Research fellow under my supervision in the CSIR project under my supervision for his Ph.D thesis: Topic: Design andsynthesis of novel Metal-N-heterocyclic carbenes: Applications to C-C, C-N bond formations via Suziki, Sonogashira, Heck and Buchwald coupling reactions.
2. G. Anusha (Full time-Ph.D; Since 29th July 2016) - Yogi Vemana University- DST-Inspire Project Research Fellow. Ph. D thesis: Topic: Design and development of reusable palladium N-heterocyclic carbene-based catalysts: Application to synthesis of novel bioactive heterocycles and fused heterocycles.
Doctoral Fellows-Awarded/submitted Ph.D Degree
1. Bh. Pahaneendra Reddy (Extramural Ph.D). IICT, Hyderabad- He qualified CSIR-JRF and working under research supervision of Dr.B.V.Subba Reddy and I am guiding as a Co-Research supervisor: Topic: “Total Synthesis of Atenols A, B and Cleistonolide and Development of a New methodology for the synthesis of Dihydroxy Pyrrolidine Derivatives”. Pre-Viva of Ph.D.Thesis Completed in November 2017.
2. S. Sudharsan Reddy (Full time Ph.D) - Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa - He qualified UGC-JRF and working as a UGC-JRF under my supervision for his Ph.D thesis. Topic: Synthesis of novel bioactive heterocycles.Ph.D.Thesis Submitted on 10thNovember 2017.
3. B. Rajendra Prasad Reddy (Full time Ph.D) - Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa - He qualified UGC-JRF, CSIR-NET and GATE and worked as a UGC-JRF under my supervision for his Ph.D thesis topic: “Development of Efficient Multicomponent Reaction Methodologies Using Titania Nanostructures as Solid-acid Catalysts and Catalyst Supports”. Ph.D.Thesis Awarded on 20th July 2016.
4. P. Sreekanth Reddy (Full time Ph.D) -Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa- He qualified YVU-RESET and worked as a research fellow under my supervision in the DST project for his Ph.D thesis. Topic: “Asymmetric Organocatalysis: Synthesis of Camphor Derived Thiourea Catalysts, their Application and Construction of Optically Pure Spiro[cyclohexanone-oxindole] Derivatives”. Ph.D. Thesis Awarded on 8thMarch, 2016.
Awards and achievements :
o Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship (Year 2016): Awarded the Raman Postdoctoral fellowship to do the research in United States of America (USA) from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India.
o Young Scientist Project (Year 2010) - Awarded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi.
o Postdoctoral Fellow (May 2008 to Jun 2009) - Awarded by Henkel industry, Germany.
o AvH Postdoctoral Fellowship (August 2006- March2008) - Awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
o Genomic Research Centre Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2006- May 2006) - Awarded by Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
o Postdoctoral Fellow (Apr 2004 - Dec 2005) - Awarded by National Science Council Taipei, Taiwan.
o Senior Research Fellowship (2002-2004)- Awarded by CSIR, New Delhi, Govt. of India.
o GATE (Year 2001)-Qualified national level Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in the Chemical science division by IIT, Kanpur.
o Received Germany and European patents for the synthesis of cyanoacrylates by alternative and convenient method.
Conference/symposia attended: 40
Conference/symposia organized:
1. Organized one day national seminar on “Chemistry for Pharmaceutical, Biological, Energy and Environmental Applications (NCPBEE-2015)”; held at Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa,.A.P. 19th March-2015. (Convener- NCPBEE-2015).
2. Organized one day national seminar on “New Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (NFCS-2014)”; held at Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa,.A.P. 04thMarch, 2014. (Organizing Committee Member- NFCS-2014).
3. Organized one day national seminar on “Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences (NSRTC- 2012)”; held at Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa,.A.P. 31stMarch, 2012. (Organizing Committee Member- NFCS-2012).
Selected best publications:
1. Asymmetric oxidative coupling of phenols and hydroxycarbazoles, Houng Kang, Young Eun Lee, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy, Sangeeta Dey, Scott E. Allen, Kyle A. Niederer, Paul Sung, Kirsten Hewitt, Carilyn Torruellas, Madison R. Herling, Marisa C. Kozlowski*, Org. Lett, 2017, 19, 5505-5508.[I.F: 6.57]
2. Highly Efficient Pd-PEPPSI-IPr Catalyst for N-(4-Pyridazinyl)-Bridged-Bicyclic sulfonamides via Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reaction, S.M. Reddy, Bijjivemula N.Reddy, Pogula Sreekanth Reddy, Motakatla Venkata Krishna Reddy, Madhavesh Pathak, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy*, Applied Organometallic Chem, 2018, In press, DOI: 10.1002/aoc.4068..[I.F: 2.319]
3. CuI Supported on protonated trititanate nanotubes: an efficient reusable catalyst for the one pot synthesis of propargylamines via A3coupling, Bhoomireddy Rajendra Prasad Reddy, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy*, Muthukonda V. Shankar and Bijivemula N. Reddy, Asian J. Org. Chem, 2017,6, 712-719.[I.F: 2.80]
4. Rapid synthesis of alkylaminophenolsviaPetasisBorono-Mannich reaction using protonated trititanate nanotubes as robust solid-acid catalyst, Bhoomireddy Rajendra Prasad Reddy, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy*, Dharani Praveen Kumar, Bijivemula N. Reddyand Muthukonda V. Shankar, Rsc Advances, 2016, 6, 14682-14691. [I.F: 3.108]
5. PEPPSI SONO SP2: A new highly efficient ligand-free catalyst system for the synthesis of tri-substituted triazine derivatives via Suzuki-Miyaura and Sonogashira coupling reactions under green approach.Motakatla Venkata Krishna Reddy, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy* and Cirandur Suresh Reddy, New.J.Chem,2016, 40, 5135-5142.[I.F: 3.269]
6. An efficient lactamisation/N-acyliminium Pictet–Spengler domino strategy for the diasteroselective synthesis of polyhydroxylated quinoxalinone, -carboline,and quinazolinone derivativesB. V. Subba Reddy,,* B. Phaneendra Reddy, P. Vasu Govardhna Reddy,A. Siriwardena, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016,14, 4276-4282.[I.F: 3.564]
7. A Brønsted acid-Primary Amine as a Synergistic-catalyst for Stereoselectve Asymmetric-Diels-Alder reactions, D.B. Ramachary*, P. Sreekanth Reddy, K.S. Shruthi, R.Madhavachary, P.V. Govardhana Reddy. Eur. J.Org. Chem., 2016, 5220-5226.I.F: 2.834]
8. Protonated trititanate nanotubes: An efficient catalyst for one-pot three-component coupling of benzothiazole amines, heterocyclic aldehydes and dialkyl/diarylphosphites with a greener perspective, Bhoomireddy Rajendra Prasad Reddy, Motakatla Venkata Krishna Reddy,Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy* Dharani Praveen Kumar,Muthukonda V. Shankar, Tetrahedron Lett.2016, 57, 696-702.[I.F: 2.20]
9. Efficient solvent free synthesis of tertiary α-aminophosphonates using H2Ti3O7 nanotubes as a reusable solid-acid catalyst, Bhoomireddy Rajendra Prasad Reddy, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy* andBijjivemula N. Reddy, New J. Chem. 2015, 39, 9605-9610. [I.F: 3.269]
10. Chitosan: Highly efficient, green and reusable biopolymer catalyst for the synthesis of alkylaminophenolsviaPetasisborono-Mannich reaction, Sirigi Reddy Sudharsan Reddy, BhoomireddyRajendraprasad Reddy, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy*,. Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 4984-4989. [I.F: 2.20] (Most downloaded article in top 25 articles from science direct.)
11. Phosphomolybdic acid promoted Kabachnik–Fields reaction: an efficient one-pot synthesis of α-aminophosphonates from 2-cyclopropylpyrimidine-4-carbaldehyde, Pogula Sreekanth Reddy, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy* and SuraMallikarjuna Reddy, Tethedron Lett. 2014, 55, 3336-3339. [I.F: 2.20]
12. Novel enantiopure NHC’s derived from camphor, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy,SobiaTabassum,Amelie Blanrueand Rene Wilhelm. Chem. Commun.2009, 5910-5912. [I.F: 6.567]
13. Hindered Bronsted Bases as Lewis Base Catalysts, SobiaTabassum, Oksana Sareda, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy and Rene Wilhelm. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2009, 7, 4009-4016. [I.F: 3.564]
14. Recent advances in the synthesis and applications of chiral ionic liquids, Andreas Winkel, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy and Rene Wilhelm. SynthesisReview. 2008,7, 999-1016. [I.F: 2.652]
15. Synthesis of 2-Paclitaxel Methyl 2-Glucopyronosyl Succinate for specific Targeted delivery to Cancer Cells. Der-Zen Liu, SupachokSinchaikul, Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy, Meng-Yang Chang, and Shui-Tein Chen. Bio Org. Med. Chem. Lett.2007, 17, 617-620. [I.F: 2.486]
16. Synthesis of [3-(3-Chloro-4-fluoro-phenyl)-2-oxo-3,4-dihydro-benzo[e][1,3,2]oxaza-phosphinin-2-yl]-(aryl/alkyl)-methanols and their Biological activity on sugarcanesmut, Y.B.Kiran, P. Vasu Govardhana Reddy, C. Devendranath Reddy, D. Guna Sekhar, N. P. Eswara Reddy. J. Agric. Food Chem.2007, 55, 6933-6939.[I.F: 3.154]
Patents:
1. C. FRIESE, D. KAUFMANN, R. PEDDIAHGARI: Alternative synthesis of 1,1-substituted olefins having electron-withdrawing substituents. In: German. Offen. (2011), DE 102009046131 A1 20110505.
2. C. FRIESE, D. KAUFMANN, R. PEDDIAHGARI: Alternative synthesis of 1,1-substituted olefins having electron-withdrawing substituents. In: PCT Int. Appl. (2011), WO 2011051001 A1 20110505 German Patent
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