R. Balamurugan
Ph. D. IIT Kanpur, 2002 
Research Associate IIT Kanpur, 2002 - 2003
Postdoctoral Research    University of Konstanz, 2003 - 2004   
AvH and Max-Planck Postdoctoral Fellow   
Max Planck Institute - Dortmund, 2004 - 2007  
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2007 - 2012
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 2012 - 2015
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2015 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134817, E-mail: bala@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
  • Development of transition metal catalyzed organic transformations.  
  • Synthetic applications of in situ formed acetals under transition metal and Bronsted acid catalysis.  
  • Design and development of organic electron donors for nanoparticles and organic materials synthesis.  
  • Synthesis of natural product derived compound collections to target protein functions. 

Selected Publications
  • Triflic Acid-Catalyzed Synthesis of Indole-Substituted Indane Derivatives via In Situ Formed Acetal-Facilitated Nucleophilic Addition and 4π-Electron-5-Carbon Electrocyclization Sequence. G. Ramesh, and R. Balamurugan J. Org. Chem. 2021, 86, 16278-16292.
  • Synthesis of Highly Substituted Biaryls by the Construction of a Benzene Ring via In Situ Formed Acetals. C. Tarigopula, S. Manojveer, and R. Balamurugan, J. Org. Chem. 2021, 86, 11871-11883.
  • Brønsted/Lewis Acid-Promoted Site-Selective Intramolecular Cycloisomerizations of Aryl-Fused 1,6-Diyn-3-ones for Diversity-Oriented Synthesis of Benzo-Fused Fluorenes and Fluorenones and Naphthyl Ketones. M. Mandal, S. Sakthivel and R. Balamurugan, J. Org. Chem. 2021, 86, 333-351.
  • Synthetic Homoserine Lactone Analogues as Antagonists of Bacterial Quorum Sensing, X. Qina. G. K. Thota, R. Singh, R. Balamurugan, and F. M. Goycoolea, Bioorg. Chem. 2020, 98, 103698.
  • Annulation of a Highly Functionalized Diazo Building Block with Indoles Under Sc(OTf)3/Rh2(OAc)4 Multicatalysis Through Michael Addition/Cyclization Sequence. S. Sakthivel and R. Balamurugan, J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 12171-12183.