Dr.Rani RajanAssistant Professor of Chemistry (Ad Hoc)

  • M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Areas of Interest
  • Computational Chemistry

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Phone Number: 9400625916

Email Id: rani308@gmail.com


  • Awarded the prestigious CSIR, Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India (September 2008 – November 2011).


  • Design and synthesis and biological studies of neoglycoconjugates.

  • In various carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond forming reactions via Multicomponent Reactions (MCRs).

  • Palladium mediated catalytic reactions especially those dealing with π-allyl palladium intermediate.

  • Dipolar cycloaddition of pentafulvenes.


  • Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) at Organic Chemistry Section, Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR, Trivandrum – 695 019, from 19th November 2008- present, under the supervision of Dr. K. V. Radhakrishnan.

  • Junior Project Assistant Grade II (DST) at Organic Chemistry Section, Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR, Trivandrum – 695 019, from 25th April 2005 – 30th June 2008 under the supervision of Dr. K. V. Radhakrishnan.


  • Synthesis and characterization of organic molecules using spectroscopic methods such as NMR, IR, HPLC, GC, HRMS, and CHN.

  • Photophysical studies using UV-Visible-NIR spectrophotometer, fluorescence spectrophotometer and cyclic voltameter.

  • Apt knowledge in using various MS Word, Power Point and other MS Office programs, Chem-Draw, Origin, End-Note and Titan Molecular Calculation Software.


  1. An exclusive approach to 3,4-disubstituted cyclopentenes and alkylidene cyclopentenes via palladium catalyzed ring opening of azabicyclic olefins with aryl halides. Joseph, N., Rajan, R., John, J., Devika, N. V., Chand, S. S., Suresh, E., Pihko, P. M., Radhakrishnan, K. V. RSC Adv., 2013, 3 (21), 7751 – 7757.

  2. Palladium catalyzed reaction of ortho functionalized aryl iodides with bicyclic hydrazines: facile route towards heteroannulated cyclopentenes and azabicycles. John, J.Rajan, R.Joseph, N., Chand, S. S., Prakash, P.,Suresh, E. Radhakrishnan, K.V. Tetrahedron, 2012, 69, 152-159.

  3. Transition metal catalyzed carboannulation of diazabicyclic alkenes with ambiphilic bifunctional reagents: A facile route towards functionalized indanones and indanols. Joseph, N.John, J.Rajan, R.Thulasi, S.Mohan, A.Suresh, E.Radhakrishnan, K.V. Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 4905-4913.

  4. Expeditious synthesis of N-bridged heterocycles via dipolar cycloaddition of pentafulvenes with 3-oxidopyridinium betaines. Kuthanapillil, J. M.Thulasi, S.Rajan, R., Krishnan, K.S.Suresh, E., Radhakrishnan, K.V. Tetrahedron, 2011, 67,1272-1280.

  5. Trapping the -allylpalladium intermediate from fulvene-derived azabicyclic olefin with soft nucleophiles. Rajan, R.John, J.Thulasi, S.Joseph, N.Radhakrishnan, K.V.Sawant, R.C. Synthesis, 2010, 3649-3656.

  6. A facile synthesis of novel triazabicyclic molecules as potential bicyclic templates for pharmaceutical ligands by the ring opening metathesis-cross metathesis of triazatricyclo[,6]dec-8-ene-3,5-diones. Anas, S.Sarika, C.Rajan, R., Radhakrishnan, K.V. Indian Journal of Chemistry – Section B Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, 1063-1070.

  7. Periselectivity in the cycloaddition reactions of pentafulvenes with 3-oxidopyrylium betaines: Effect of substituent on the C-6 carbon. Krishnan, K.S.Rajan, R., Radhakrishnan, K.V. Synthesis, 2008, 1955-1959.

  8. A simple and efficient strategy towards eleven-membered carbocycles via novel synthetic transformations of pentafulvenes. Krishnan, K.S.Kuthanapillil, J.M.Rajan, R.Suresh, E.Radhakrishnan, K.V. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2008, 5847-5851.

  9. Iodine assisted palladium catalyzed ring opening of bicyclic hydrazines with organoboronic acids: Stereoselective synthesis of functionalized cyclopentenes and alkylidene cyclopentenes. Anas, S.John, J.Sajisha, V.S.John, J., Rajan, R.Suresh, E.Radhakrishnan, K.V. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2007, 4010-4019.

  10. Ionic liquid [bmim]PF6-mediated synthesis of 1,2-orthoesters of carbohydrates and the glycosidation reactions of 4-pentenyl orthoesters. Anas, S.Sajisha, V.S.Rajan, R.,Kumaran, R.T.Radhakrishnan, K.V. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 2007 553-560.

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