Dr. Ekambaram Balaraman


Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, IISER Tirupati

Email: eb.raman@iisertirupati.ac.in

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Research Interests:

Organometallics & Sustainable Catalysis

Educational and professional career:
  • Assistant Professor (Dec 2018 ~ ): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India.
  • Senior Scientist (July 2013 - Dec 2018): Organic Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, India.
  • Research Assistant Professor (Jan 2012 - July 2013): SRM Research Institute, SRM University, Chennai, India.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (May 2008 - Jan 2012): Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
  • Ph.D. (2008): School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
Theme of Research:
  • Catalyst design for (de)hydrogenation reactions
  • C1-Chemistry
  • Green Chemistry by Heterogeneous Catalysts
  • Ziegler-Natta Catalysis
Honours and Awards:
  • Member of Indian Nation Young Academy of Science (INYAS), INSA (2018-2022)
  • Life Member of Catalysis Society of India
  • Member of American Chemical Society (2010)
  • Member of Israel Chemical Society
Selected publications :
  • Manoj K. Sahoo, K. Saravanakumar, G. Jaiswal, E. Balaraman*, Photocatalysis enabling acceptorless dehydrogenation of diaryl hydrazines at room temperature, ACS Catal., 8, 7727 - 7733 (2018).
  • S. P. Midya, V. G. Landge, M. K. Sahoo, J. Rana, E. Balaraman*, Cobalt-catalyzed acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of aminoalcohols with alcohols: direct access to pyrrole, pyridine and pyrazine derivatives, Chem. Commun., 54, 90 - 93 (2018).
  • A. Mondal, M. Subaramanian, A. Nandakumar, E. Balaraman*, Manganese-catalyzed direct conversion of ester to amide with liberation of H2, Org. Lett., 20, 3381 - 3384 (2018).
  • Jaiswal, V. Landge, D. Jagadeesan*, E. Balaraman*, Iron-based nanocatalyst for the acceptorless dehydrogenation reactions, Nature Commun., 8, 2147 - 2160 (2017).
  • S. P. Midya, M. K. Sahoo, V. G. Landge, P. R. Rajamohanan, E. Balaraman*, Reversed reactivity of anilines with alkynes in the rhodium-catalysed C-H activation/carbonylation tandem, Nature Commun., 6, 8591 - 8601 (2015).
  • E. Balaraman, E. Khaskin, G. Leitus, D. Milstein*, Catalytic transformation of alcohols to carboxylic acid salts and H2 using water as the oxygen atom source, Nature. Chem., 5, 122 - 125 (2013).
  • E. Balaraman, C. Gunanathan, J. Zhang, L. J. W. Shimon, D. Milstein*, Efficient hydrogenation of organic carbonates, carbamates, and formates indicates alternative routes to methanol based on CO2 and CO, Nature. Chem., 3, 609 - 614 (2011).
Selected Patents:
  • Quinolines and process for the preparation thereof. E. Balaraman* and V. G. Landge. (127/DEL/2015 (IN); WO2016113759 (A1); US2018009759 (A1); EP3245191 (A1)).
  • Phenanthroline based pincer complexes useful as catalysts for the preparation of methanol from carbondioxide. E. Balaraman*, V. G. Landge, S. P. Midya, M. K. Sahoo and G. Jaiswal. (358/DEL/2015 (IN) and 417/DEL/2015 (IN); WO2016128997 (A1); US2018021766 (A1); EP3256250 (A1)).
  • Catalytic hydrogenation process for the synthesis of terminal diols from terminal dialkyl aliphatic esters. E. Balaraman* and M. K. Sahoo. (131/DEL/2015 (IN); WO2016113758 (A1); US2017349514 (A1)).
  • Novel quinoline derivatives and preparation thereof. E. Balaraman*, S. P. Midya and G. Jaiswal. (304/DEL/2015 (IN); WO2016125187 (A1); WO2016125187 (A4)).
  • Magnetically separable iron-based heterogeneous catalysts for dehydrogenation of alcohols and amines. E. Balaraman*, D. Jagadeesan, G. Jaiswal and S. P. Borikar. (1494/DEL/2015 (IN) and 3688/DEL/2015 (IN); WO 2016189553 (A1)).

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