D. Basavaiah
Professor, FASc, FNA 
J.C. Bose National Fellow 

Ph. D. Banaras Hindu University, 1979
Postdoctoral Research    Purdue University, West Lafayette USA, 1980 - 1983   
Scientist National Chemical Laboratory, Pune : January-June 1984 
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 1984 - 1987
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 1987 - 1996
Professor University of Hyderabad, 1996 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134812, E-mail: basaviahdchem@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
  • Organic Chemistry: The Baylis-Hillman reaction and chiral catalysis  
  • We have been working on the Baylis-Hillman reaction from the year 1984 (at a time when this reaction was virtually unknown, buried in the literature) onwards and made original and significant contributions for the development of this reaction from an obscure state to the level of high utility and wide popularity. 
  • In addition, our group also works towards the development of new chiral catalysts for asymmetric reduction of prochiral ketones.

Selected Publications
  • A simple synthesis of 𝛼-methylene-β-hydroxyalkanones 
    D. Basavaiah, V. V. L. Gowriswari Tetrahedron Lett. 1986, 27, 2031. 
  • DABCO catalyzed dimerization of 𝛼, β-unsaturated ketones and nitriles 
    D. Basavaiah, V. V. L. Gowriswari, T. K. Bharathi Tetrahedron Lett. 1987, 28, 45.
  • First example of electrophile induced Baylis-Hillman reaction: a novel facile one-pot synthesis of indolizine derivatives 
    D. Basavaiah, A. J. Rao Chem. Commun. 2003, 604.
  • Recent contributions from the Baylis-Hillman reaction to organic chemistry 
    D. Basavaiah, B. S. Reddy, S. S.Badsara Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, 5447.
  • The Baylis-Hillman reaction: A novel concept for creativity in chemistry 
    D. Basavaiah, G. Veeraraghavaiah Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 68.