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
  • Directing Group Wins Over Acidity: Kinetically Controlled Regioselective Lithiation for Functionalization of 2-(2,4-dihalophenyl-1,3-dithiane Derivatives, S. Sakthivel, R. B. Kothapalli and R. Balamurugan, Org. Biomol. Chem, 2016, 14, 1670. 
  • In Situ Formed Acetal-Facilitated Synthesis of Substituted Indene Derivatives from o-Alkenylbenzaldehydes S. Manojveer and R. Balamurugan, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 3600.
  • AgSbF6-Catalyzed Direct α-Alkylation of Unactivated Ketones, N. Naveen, S. R. Koppolu and R. Balamurugan, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 1463.
  • A Facile Access to Substituted Benzo[a]fluorenes From o-Alkynylbenzaldehydes via In Situ Formed Acetals, S. Manojveer and R. Balamurugan, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 9925.
  • Synthesis of 1-Arylnaphthalenes by Gold-Catalyzed One-Pot Sequential Epoxide to Carbonyl Rearrangement and Cyclization with Arylalkynes, V. Gudla, R. Balamurugan Chem. Asian J. 2013, 8, 414.