Suresh Iyer

Suresh Iyer

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

Organotransition metal chemistry-applications in organic synthesis and catalysis (Mechanistic studies and synthetic application), oxidative addition, catalysis (Use of novel homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, nitrogen ligands and metallacycle catalysts) of Heck reaction, Suzuki, Sonogashira coupling, C � H activation, Synthetic applications, ?-Lactams, ?-Lactones; multireactions of multifunctional compounds; Tamoxifen, Synthesis and application of metal nitrenes, aziridines and other N-heterocycles, route to complex heterocycles, carbocycles and other industrially important organic molecules; Transition metal catalyzed transfer hydrogenation, Alternative to conventional H2 gas and other reducing agents, asymmetric transfer hydrogenation; Racemic catalysis, synthesis and use of novel ligands, metal complexes and reducing agents.

Professional Experience

  • 1979-80 Junior Scientific Assistant, HEMRL, DRDO, Pune, INDIA
  • 1980-81 Research Assistant, Ciba-Geigy Research Centre, Goregaon, INDIA
  • 1990 - 91 Senior Research Chemist, Polyolefins India Ltd., Thane, INDIA
  • 1988- Current- Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 1986 - 88 Post Doctoral Research Fellow (with Nobel Laureate Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi. Purdue University,W. Lafayette, INDIANA, USA
  • 1982 - 86 Ph.D Student (with Prof. Lanny S. Liebeskind, Emory University Atlanta, GA, USA 

Selected Publications

  • Iyer, S.; Kulkarni, G. M.; Ramesh, C.; Sattar And A. K, Nitrogen ligands: The transition metal catalyzed reaction of aryl halides with olefins (Mizoroki-Heck), phenyl boronic acid (Suzuki coupling) and (Buchwald-Hartwig) amination, new catalysts and effect of co-catalysts ? Aryl halides activation ? Part I, Ind. J. Chem., 9, 1894 (2005).
  • Iyer, S.; Kulkarni, G. M; Ramesh And C, Mizoroki-Heck reaction, catalysis by nitrogen ligand Pd complexes and activation of aryl bromides, Tetrahedron., 60, 2163 (2004).
  • Iyer, Suresh., Jayanthi And A, Saturated N-heterocyclic carbine oxime and amine palladacycle catalysis of the Mizoroki-Heck and the Suzuki reactions, Synlett., 8, 1125 (2003).

Research Interest

  • Green & Sustainable Chemistry
  • Total Synthesis
  • Catalysis AND NEW methods
  • NATURAL Products
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. Suresh Iyer

Principal Scientist
  Organic Chemistry Division, Office: 206, Lab : 280
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 2387 Lab. Ext. : 2323
Fax +91 20 2590 2629