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05.  Unprecedented Reactivity of beta-Iodovinyl Sulfones: An Efficient Synthesis of betoKeto Sulfones         and beta-Keto Thiosulfones

       Reddy, R. J.,* Kumar, J. J. and Kumari, A. H.; Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2019, 3771-3775.


03.  A straightforward and convenient synthesis of functionalized allyl thiosulfonates and allyl


      Reddy, R. J.,* Waheed, Md. and  Kumar, J. J. RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 40446–40453.​​


02.  Metal-free highly regioselective sulfonylation of NH-1,2,3-triazoles with sodium sulfinates and 


       Reddy, R. J.,* Shankar, A., Waheed, Md. and Nanubolu, J. B., Tetrahedron Lett., 2018, 59, 2014-2017.​​


01.  Efficient synthesis of 4-aryl-5-multifunctional-2H-1,2,3-triazoles from nitroallylic derivatives via

      cycloaddition-denitration process

        R. J. Reddy,* Md. Waheed, T. Karthik, and A. Shankar, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 980-987.​​



Publications during the Postdoc (UK, Japan and Taiwan) and PhD (Univ. of Hyderabad)


18.  Alkynyl thioethers in gold-catalysed annulations to form oxazoles

       R. J. Reddy, M. P. Ball-Jones and P. W. Davies, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 13310–13313

17. General Entry into o-,o’-Heteroatom-Linked N-(Hetero)aryl Imidazole Motifs by Gold-Catalysed

      Formal [3+2]-Dipolar Cycloaddition

      M. Garzon, E. M. Arcea, R. J. Reddy, and P. W. Davies, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2017, 359, 1837-

     1843 (designated as VIP and Most accessed articles in 05/2017)

16. Efficient and Flexible Synthesis of Highly Functionalised 4-Aminooxazoles by a Gold-Catalysed        Intermolecular Formal [3+2] Dipolar cycloaddition,

     Gillie, A. D.,+ Reddy, R. J.,+ and Davies, P. W., Adv. Synth. Catal., 2016, 358, 226-239 (+equally

     contributeddesignated as VIP and most accessed articles)

15. Synthesis of 1-Phenethyltetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloids (+)-Dysoxyline, (+)-Colchiethan-amine

       and (+)-Colchiethine

       Reddy R J, Kawai N and Uenishi J. J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 11101–11108.

14.  Kinetic resolution of activated nitroallylic acetates with aldehydes and ketones via conjugate        

       addition-elimination SN2' process

       Reddy R J, Lee P-H, Magar D R, Chen J-H and Chen K, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2012, 353-36.

13.  Highly Efficient Organocatalytic Kinetic Resolution of Activated Nitroallylic Acetates with

       Aldehydes via Conjugate Addition-Elimination

       Reddy R J and Chen K, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 1458-1461.

12.  An efficient Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction for the synthesis of multifunctional 2-hydroxy-3-

       nitrobut-3-enoate derivatives;   

       Kuan  H-H,† Reddy R J† and Chen K, Tetrahedron, 2010, 66, 9875-9879 (†equal contribution).


11.  Pyrrolidinyl-Camphor Derivatives as a New Class of Organocatalysts for Direct Asymmetric

       Michael Addition of Aldehydes and Ketones to β-Nitroalkenes

      Ting Y-F, Chang C, Reddy R J, Magar, D R and Chen K, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 7030-

      7038 (Most accessed articles in 5/2010).

10.  The Baylis-Hillman adducts as a   valuable source for one-pot multistep synthesis: A facile

       synthesis of 5-substituted-2-piperidones

       Basavaiah D, Reddy R J and Lenin D V, Helv. Chim. Act., 2010, 93, 1180-1186.

09. ​ Remarkable reaction Rate and excellent enantioselective direct a-amination of aldehydes with

       azodicarboxylates catalyzed by pyrrolidinyl-camphor derived organocatalysts

      Liu P-M, Chang C, Reddy R J, Ting Y-F, Kuan H-H and Chen K, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2010, 42-          46 (Most accessed articles in 11/2009).

08.  Novel Prolinamide-Camphor Containing Organocatalysts for Direct Asymmetric Michael

       Addition of Unmodified Aldehydes to Nitroalkenes

       Reddy R J, Kuan H-H, Chou T-Y and Chen K, Chem. Eur. J., 2009, 15, 9294-9298 (Most

       accessed articles in 08/2009).

07.  Pyrrolidine-Camphor Derivative as an Organocatalyst for Asymmetric Michael Additions a,a- 

       Disubstituted Aldehydes to beta-Nitroalkenes: Construction of Quaternary Carbon Bearing

       Aldehydes under Solvent-Free Conditions

       Chang C, Li S-H, Reddy R J and Chen K, Adv. Syn. Catal., 2009, 351, 1273-1278 (Most

      accessed articles in 06/2009).

06.  Highly diastereo- and enantioselective direct aldol reactions promoted by water-compatible

       organocatalysts bearing a pyrrolidinyl-camphor structural scaffold

       Tzeng Z-H, Chen H-Y, Reddy R J, Huang C-T and Chen K, Tetrahedron, 2009, 65, 2879–2888.

05.  Simple and facile synthesis of tetralone-spiro-glutarimides and spiro-bisglutarimides from         

       Baylis-Hillman acetates

       Basavaiah D and Reddy R J, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2008, 6, 1034-1039.

04.  The Baylis-Hillman reaction: a novel source for attraction, opportunities, and challenges in

       synthetic chemistry (Review Article)

       Basavaiah D, Rao K V and Reddy R J, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2007, 36, 1581-1588.

03. ​ Applications of Baylis-Hillman adducts: A simple, convenient, and one-pot synthesis of 3-


       Basavaiah D, Reddy R J and Rao J S, Tetrahedron Lett., 2006, 47, 73-77.


02.  TiCl4 catalyzed tandem construction of C-C and C-O bonds: a simple and one-pot atom-

       economical stereoselective synthesis of spiro- oxindoles

       Basavaiah D, Rao J S, Reddy R J and Rao A J, Chem. Commun., 2005, 2621-2623.

01.  Simple, facile and one-pot conversion of the Baylis-Hillman adducts into functionalized 1,2,3,4-

       tetrahydroacridines and cyclopenta[b]quinolines 

       Basavaiah D, Rao J S and Reddy R J, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 7379-7382.


02.  Book Chapter: ‘Sustainable Catalysis’ Other 2-substituted pyrrolidines as asymmetric                         organocatalysts

       Reddy R J and Chen K, Royal Society of Chemistry Publishers, 2015, Volume 2, Chapter 9, pp

       200-235 (ISBN: 9781782620570).

01.   Book monograph: Applications of Baylis-Hillman adducts: A novel strategies for the synthesis

        of spiro and heterocyclic compounds

        Reddy R J; LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2-Dec-2012; ISBN-10:365921707; EAN:                      9783659201707.


Laboratory of OrganoSulfur Chemistry
Dr Raju J Reddy Research Group 
Department of Chemistry, University College of Science
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

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