Dr. Sreenivas Katukojvala

Organic and Organometallic Chemistry

  • Designation : Associate Professor
  • Phone : +91 755 269 1325, 669 1325
  • Email : sk@iiserb.ac.in
  • Fax : +91 755 669 2392
Academic Details

2009- Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.

2006-2008 Research Scientist, Cambrex, USA & Senior Research Scientist, ILS, Hyderabad.

2005-2006 Post-doc., Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University, USA (with Professor Gregory B. Dudley).

2002-2004 Post-doc., Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Jew Jersey, USA (with Professor Lawrence J. Williams).

2002 Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India (with Professor Goverdhan Mehta).

Profile Details

    The main focus of our research group is discovering new modes of activation of important organic functional groups and exploring their potential in triggering interesting classes of reactions which will not be readily accessible by the existing modes. Our group also engaged in the rational design of selective asymmetric catalysts to employ in the enantioselective catalytic versions of these newly discovered reactions. Innovations emerging from these research efforts will be employed in the development of new synthetic methods, total synthesis of complex natural products and pharmaceuticals.


    • "Enantioselective total syntheses of the novel tricyclic sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (+)-and (-)-kelsoene. Absolute configuration of the natural product” Goverdhan Mehta, Sreenivas Katukojvala, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 2855.

    • "Total synthesis of the novel tricyclic sesquiterpene sulcatine-G” Goverdhan Mehta, Sreenivas Katukojvala, Chem. Commun. 2001, 1892.

    • "A new synthesis of the tricyclic sesquiterpene (�)�sterpurene” Goverdhan Mehta, Sreenivas Katukojvala, Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 703.

    • "Enantioselective total synthesis of the novel tricyclic sesquiterpene (-)-sulcatine-G” Goverdhan Mehta, Sreenivas Katukojvala, Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 3319.

    • "The reaction of thioacids with azides: A new mechanism and new synthetic applications” Ning Shangguan, Sreenivas Katukojvala, Rachel Greenberg, Lawrence J. Williams, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 7754.

    • "Spirodiepoxides in total synthesis: Epoxomicin” Sreenivas Katukojvala, Kristin N. Barlett, Stephen D. Lotesta, Lawrence J. Williams, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 15348.

    • "Thio acid/azide amidation: An improved route to N-acyl sulfonamides” Kristin N. Barlett, Robert V. Kolakowski, Sreenivas Katukojvala, Lawrence J. Williams, Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 823.

    • "Cycloninitols: a flexible synthetic approach towards nine-membered carbasugar analogues” Goverdhan Mehta, Kotapalli Pallavi, Sreenivas Katukojvala, Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 4519.