Akhila Kumar Sahoo
Ph. D. National Chemical Laboratory, 2001 
Postdoctoral Research    RWTH Aachen, 2002
  JSPS, Kyoto University, 2002 - 2004
  Kyoto University, 2005 - 2006
Scientist Sai Advantium Pharma Limited, 2006 - 2007  
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2007 - 2012
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 2013 - 2015
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2016 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134822, E-mail: akssc@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
Our research is devoted to the development of novel and straightforward organic transformations.  
Our primary research goals are: (I) to functionalize unactivated sp2 and sp3 C-H bond involving transition-metal catalyzed C-H activation and diastereoselective C-H functionalizations.  
(II) to showcase one pot multiple functionalization of unactivated C-H bonds. (III) to demonstrate gold and silver-catalyzed transformations on ynamides. (IV) to construct unusual complex heteroatom bearing molecules. (V) to understand the mechanistic insights of the catalytic reactions. (VI) to fabricate fused-pi-conjugated heterocycles relevance to pharmaceutical importance and materials. (VII) to design and synthesize N- and O-rich insensitive energetic materials. 
Selected Publications
  • “Cationic-palladium catalyzed regio-and stereoselective syn-1,2-dicarbofunctionalization of unsymmetrical internal alkynes” S. Dutta, S. Shandilya, S. Yang, M. P. Gogoi, V. Gandon,* A. K. Sahoo* Nature Communications (2022), 13, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-28949-7 
  • “Kinetic resolution of sulfur-stereogenic sulfoximines by Pd (ii)–MPAA catalyzed C–H arylation and olefination” K. Mukherjee, N. Grimblat, S. Sau, K. Ghosh, M. Shankar, V. Gandon,*, A. K. Sahoo*” Chemical Science, (2021) 12, 14863 

  • “Harnessing sulfur and nitrogen in the cobalt (iii)-catalyzed unsymmetrical double annulation of thioamides: probing the origin of chemo-and regio-selectivity” M. Shankar, A. Saha, S. Sau, A. Ghosh, V. Gandon,* A. K. Sahoo* Chemical Science, (2021), 21, 6393 
  • “Keteniminium‐Driven Umpolung Difunctionalization of Ynamides” S. Dutta, S. Yang, R. Vanjari, R. K. Mallick, V. Gandon,* A. K. Sahoo* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2020), 59, 10785. 
  • Umpolung Reactivity of Ynamides: An Unconventional [1, 3]‐Sulfonyl and [1, 5]‐Sulfinyl Migration Cascade 
    B. Prabagar, R. K. Mallick, R. Prasad, V. Gandon,* A. K. Sahoo Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2019), 58, 2365.