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Chidambaram Gunanathan

Chidambaram Gunanathan, Reader - F
Ph.D. in 2005 from Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (Bhavnagar Univ.), India
• Ramanujan Fellowship (DST, Govt. of India) 2011.

Organic chemistry, Organometallic chemistry and Catalysis
Research Interest
• Chemistry of transition metal pincer complexes
• C-H activation of alkanes, arenes and alkenes
• Activation of small molecules
• Metal catalyzed multi-component reactions
• Lanthanides in catalysis and sustainable chemistry
Selected publications
  1. Gunanathan, C.; Hölscher, M.; Leitner, W. Reduction of Nitriles to Amines with H2 Catalyzed by Nonclassical Ruthenium Hydrides-Water-Promoted Selectivity for Primary Amines and Mechanistic Investigations. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011. 3381-3386.
  2. Li, M.; Greenblatt, H. M.; Albeck, S.; Dym, O.; Gunanathan, C.; Milstein, D.; Degani, D.; Sussman, J. L. Structure of EPTA-Eu/Estrogen Receptor Complex: The Basis for Designing a New Class of SERMs. J. Med. Chem. 2011, 54, 3575-3580
  3. Gunanathan, C.; Shimon, L. J. W.; Milstein, D. Ruthenium Pincer Complex Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Transformations of Alcohols to Acetals and Ester. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 3146-3147.
  4. Gunanathan, C.; Pais, A.; Furman-Haran, E.; Seger, D.; Eyal, E.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Ben-David, Y.; Leitus, G.; Cohen, H.; Vilan, A.; Degani, H.; Milstein, D. Water-Soluble Contrast Agents Targeted at the Estrogen Receptor for Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Bioconjugate Chem. 2007, 18, 1361-1365.
  5. Muthusamy, S.; Gunanathan, C. Rh2(OAc)4-Catalyzed Reactions of α-Diazoimides: A Simple and Novel Synthesis of Mono- and Bis(2,3-fused perhydrooxazol-4-one) Systems. Chem. Commun. 2003, 440-441.
Phone (O) : +91-674-2304124, (PABX) : 4124
e-mail : gunanathan [at] niser [dot] ac [dot] in
Office : FC211