Dr. Katta Venkateswarlu.
Assistant professor
+91 7989951388; +91 9490420982
venkatkatta84@gmail.com / kvenkat@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in
Qualifications :
Ph. D.: (08/2003–03/2008); Chemistry, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. Adviser: Dr. Biswanath Das, Former Deputy Director, IICT, India. Thesis entitled “Development of New Synthetic Methodologies Involving C-N or C-O Bond Formation and Halogenation Reactions and Studies on Natural Polycyclic Compounds”.
M. Sc.: (06/2000–04/2002); Chemistry, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India.
Work Experience :
Assistant Professor: July, 2009 to the date: Teaching for Postgraduate level (MSc, Chemistry) at Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
Post-Doctoral: March 2008-February 2009; Center for Marine Natural Products & Drug Discovery (CMDD), Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; Adviser: Prof. Heonjoong Kang, Director, CMDD, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
Area of research interest:
    Development of new and novel synthetic (organic) methodologies. Isolation, characterization and total/semi-synthesis of bio-active natural products. Design and synthesis of organic or organometallic materials and medicinal Chemistry.
Research grants (during the last five years):
S.NO Title of the project Funding agency Duration Budget
1 Stereoselective Synthesis of Dafachronic Acids and Cholestenoic Acids, the Potential Ligands for the DAF-12 Nuclear Receptor in Caenorhabditis elegans CSIR, INDIA 3.5 years (2014-2018) 29.5 lakhs
2 Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Benzofuran-2-one Derivatives SERB-DST, INDIA 3.5 years (2014-2018) 23.80 lakhs
Research students (Ph.D awarded/working):
S.NO Name of the Student Title of Research Work Month and Year Joining Statues
1 Miss. Jangam Lakshmidevi Isolation, Chemical and Biological Evaluation of Clerodane Diterpenoids February, 2016 Working
2 Mr. Rama Moorthy Appa Chemical Investigation on Natural and Unnatural Benzofuran-2-ones and Development of Synthetic Methodologies March, 2016 Working
3 Mr. S. Siva Prasad Investigation on Synthetic and Natural Nitrogen-heterocyclic and Polycabocyclic Compounds March, 2016 Working
Awards and achievements :
  1. Junior Research Fellowship & Lectureship (JRF-NET) (CSIR) – December, 2002.
  2. Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) (CSIR) – August 2005.
  3. Best Senior Research Fellow Award – CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, 2007.
  4. “Top-50 most cited articles” - Tetrahedron Letters [46, 3041 (2005)] during 2005-2008.
  5. Tetrahedron Letters, 47, 8693 (2006) recognized as “most frequently requested”, using “CAS products”.
  6. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 267, 30-33 (2007) recognized in “10 top most downloaded articles” of the same journal.
  7. Post-doctoral Fellowship (March, 2008) – Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
  8. Young Scientist Award (2014) – DST-SERB, Govt. of India.
Selected best publications :
S.NO Authors Title of the Paper Complete reference Impact Factor No. of Citations
1 K. U. Rao, J. Lakshmidevi, R. M. Appa, S. S. Prasad, M. Narasimhulu, R. Vijitha, K. S. V. K. Rao, K. Venkateswarlu* Palladium(II)-Porphyrin Complexes as Efficient and Eco-Friendly Catalysts for Mizoroki-Heck Coupling ChemistrySelect, 2, 7394-7398 (2017) Pending -
2 K. U. Rao, R. M. Appa, J. Lakshmidevi, R. Vijitha, K. S. V. K. Rao, M. Narasimhulu, K. Venkateswarlu* C(sp2)-C(sp2) Coupling in Water: Palladium(II) Complexes of N-Pincer Tetradentate Porphyrins as Effective Catalysts Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 6, 751-757 (2017) 2.788 1
3 K. Venkateswarlu, G. Satyalakshmi, K. Suneel, T. S. Reddy, T. V. Raju and B. Das* A benzofuranoid and two clerodane diterpenoids from Pulicaria wightiana Helvetica Chimica Acta, 91, 2081-2088 (2008) 1.071 6
4 B. Das*, K. Venkateswarlu, K. Suneel and A. Majhi An efficient and convenient protocol for the synthesis of quinoxalines and dihydropyrazines via cyclization-oxidation processes using HClO4•SiO2 as a heterogeneous recyclable catalyst Tetrahedron Letters, 48, 5371-5374 (2007) 2.193 124
5 B. Das*, K. Venkateswarlu, K. Damodar and K. Suneel, Ammonium acetate catalyzed improved method for the regioselective conversion of olefins into halohydrins and haloethers at room temperature J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem., 269, 17-21 (2007) 4.211 23
6 B. Das*, K. Venkateswarlu, A. Majhi, V. Siddaiah and K. R. Reddy A facile nuclear bromination of phenols and anilines using NBS in the presence of ammonium acetate as a catalyst .J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem., 267, 30-33 (2007) 4.211 63
7 B. Das*, K. Venkateswarlu, M. Krishnaiah and H. Holla An efficient, rapid and regioselective nuclear bromination of aromatics and heteroaromatics with NBS using sulfonic-acid-functionalized silica as a heterogeneous recyclable catalyst Tetrahedron Letters, 47, 8693-8697 (2006) 2.193 61
8 B. Das*, K. Venkateswarlu, H. Holla and M. Krishnaiah Sulfonic acid functionalized silica: a remarkably efficient heterogeneous reusable catalyst for α-monobromination of carbonyl compounds using N- bromosuccinimide J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem., 253, 107-111 (2006) 4.211 53
9 B. Das*, K. Venkateswarlu, A. Majhi, M. R. Reddy, K. N. Reddy, Y. K. Rao, K. Ravikumar and B. Sridhar Highly efficient mild and chemo- and stereoselective synthesis of enaminones and eminoesters using silica supported perchloric acid under solvent-free conditions J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 246, 276-281 (2006) 4.211 78
10 B. Das*, K. Venkateswarlu, G. Mahender and I. Mahender A simple and efficient method for α-bromination of carbonyl compounds using N-bromosuccinimide in the presence of silica-supported sodium hydrogen sulfate as a heterogeneous catalyst Tetrahedron Letters, 46, 3041-3044 (2005) 2.193 110
Conference/symposia attended (during the last five years):

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