Gopinath Purushothaman

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, IISER Tirupati

Email: gopi@iisertirupati.ac.in

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Research Interests

  • Developing new synthetic strategies: Visible light photoredox catalysis, Transition metal catalysis & Dual catalysis.
  • Asymmetric synthesis, Total synthesis of natural products, drugs and bioactive compounds.
  • Prebiotic Chemistry, Biomimetic chemistry.
  • Educational and Professional Career

    • Ph.D (2011): Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

    • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (April, 2011 - Nov, 2013): Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan

    • Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Dec, 2013 - Feb, 2017): Columbia university, New York, U.S.A

    • Assistant Professor (Feb, 2017 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

    Honours and Awards

    • JSPS Postdoctoral fellow, Japan Society for the promotion of Science, Japan

    Selected Publications

    • Purushothaman Gopinath, Vijayakumar Ramalingam, Ronald Breslow. "Magnesium Pyrophosphates in Enzyme Mimics of Nucleotide Synthases and Kinases and in their Prebiotic Chemistry" , Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2015, 112, 12011-12014

    • Purushothaman Gopinath, Lu Wang, Hikaru Abe, Gandamala Ravi, Takashi Masuda, Takumi Watanabe, Masakatsu Shibasaki. "Catalytic Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (+)-Caprazol", Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 3364-3367

    • Purushothaman Gopinath, Takumi Watanabe, Masakatsu Shibasaki " Studies on Catalytic Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Caprazamycin B: Construction of the Western Zone ", J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 9260-9267

    • Purushothaman Gopinath, Takumi Watanabe, Masakatsu Shibasaki. " Catalytic Enantioselective Desymmetrization of meso-Glutaric Anhydrides using a Stable Ni2-Schiffbase catalyst", Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 1358-1361

    • Purushothaman Gopinath, Srinivasan Chandrasekaran " Synthesis of Functionalized Dihydrothiophenes from Doubly Activated Cyclopropanes using Tetrathiomolybdate as the Sulfur Transfer Reagent ", J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 700-703

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