Nagaraju Barsu

Nagaraju Barsu

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

Dr. Nagaraju Barsuis obtained his M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur under the super vision of Prof. Dr. Basker Sundararaju. After his graduation he moved to Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung Germany, to pursue his postdoctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alois Fuerstner. Since March 2022 he joined the Organic Chemistry Division at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory as Ramanujan Fellow and continued up to October 2022. From October 2022 onward till date hold senior scientist position in the same institute.


His research interest are metal complex design and their synthesis for the new catalytic transformations mainly using transition metals for the depolymerization of polymer waste and its upcycling. In addition to this, also interested in methodology development for the functional group transformations; way towards the greener and sustainable approaches for fine chemical synthesis.

Professional Experience

1. Senior Scientist in Organic Chemistry Division CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (October 2022-Present)

2. Ramanujan Fellow in Organic Chemistry Division CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (March 2022-October 2022).

3. Max Planck Group Fellowship for postdoctoral research, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alois Fuerstner (05-2019 to 11-2021).

4. Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Basker Sundararaju (12-2013 to 04-2019).

Selected Publications

  • Kishor V Khopade, Samir H Chikkali And Nagaraju Barsu, Metal-catalyzed plastic depolymerization, Cell Reports Physical Science., 4, 101341 (2023), 10.1016/j.xcrp.2023.101341.
  • Nagaraju Barsu, Markus Leutzsch And and Alois Fürstner*, Ruthenium-Catalyzed trans-Hydroalkynylation and trans-Chloroalkynylation of Internal Alkynes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 142, 18746 - 18752 (2020), DOI:
  • Nagaraju Barsu, Deepti Kalsi And Basker Sundararaju, Site-selective C-H bond Carbonylation with CO2 and Cobalt Catalysis, Catal. Sci. Technol., 8, 5963 - 5969 (2018), DOI:DOI
  • Deepti Kalsi, Subhradeep Dutta, Nagaraju Barsu, Magnus Rueping And and Basker Sundararaju, Room-Temperature C?H Bond Functionalization by Merging Cobalt and Photoredox Catalysis, ACS Catal., 8, 8115 - 8120 (2018), DOI:
  • Nagaraju Barsu, Malay Sen, J. Richard Premkumar And Basker Sundararaju, Cobalt(III) catalyzed C-8 selective C–H and C–O coupling of quinoline N-oxide with internal alkynes via C–H activation and oxygen atom transfer, Chem. Commun., 52, 1338 - 1341 (2016), DOI:DOI
  • Nagaraju Barsu, Shyam kumar Bolli And Basker Sundararaju, Cobalt-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Unactivated C(sp3)-H Bonds, Chem. Sci., 8, 2431 - 2435 (2016), DOI:DOI
  • Nagaraju Barsu, Md. Atiur Rahman, Malay Sen And Basker Sundararaju, Cp*Co(III) Catalyzed C(sp3)-H bond amidation of 8-Methylquinoline, Chem. Eur. J., 22, 9135 - 9138 (2016), DOI:

Research Interest

  • Organic Chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. Nagaraju Barsu

Senior Scientist

Organic Chemistry Division

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune-411008