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Alchemy to Aldehydes - Technology Haven, Organometallic Chemistry and Biotechnology

Suresh Iyer

National Chemical Laboratory


Alwar Ramani

Heriot-Watt University

Shobha Waghmode

Abasaheb Garware College


Organometallic Chemistry Aldehydes Metal Catalysed Synthesis Cyclisation and Annulations Asymmetric Induction Chiral Organozinc Additions Enantioselective auto-catalysis Microbiological Synthesis Toxicology Biotechnology Baylis-Hillman Reaction Asymmetric Induction Natural Products Organic Scaffolds Perfumery Aldehydes

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Aldehydes are widely available in nature and known to humanity from ancient times starting from formalin for embalming and preservation. Their importance in science, technology as perfumes, fragrances and drug formulations are known to mankind since antiquities. Aldehydes are a technology haven with vast industrial applications. They are widely found in nature including in plants, microorganisms, animals, and humans and find application in different sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food, fragrance, cosmetics. In the last few decades, asymmetric induction through reduction and other functional group modifications by means of organometallic chemistry and biotechnologies were developed yielding chiral compounds with high selectivity and specificity like menthol, leading also to Nobel prize. The synthesis of aldehydes and manufacturing processes including microbial engineering is essential chemistry. Thus in the coming decade aldehydes will be of significant interest in microbial and metabolic engineering which will show mechanistic pathways to convert aldehyde to alcohol as an emerging product in today’s energy scenario and other biochemical and value-added products. Recent years have seen organometallic catalysis, asymmetric induction and VLPC reactions of aldehydes as versatile synthetic methodologies.

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Suresh Iyer

National Chemical Laboratory

After a Ph.D. in Organometallic chemistry with Prof. L. S. Liebeskind (Emory University, USA) followed by post-doc with NL- Prof Ei-ichi Negishi (Purdue University, USA), I joined NCL, Pune where I specialized in the field of organometallic chemistry and synthetic applications in organic chemistry. I have guided 5 Ph.D. students and 20 MSc students as well as got Extramural research funding from DST and CSIR. I have also trained 7 Project assistants in various DST - CSIR Projects. Our research work has been in the field of organotransition metal chemistry and applications in organic synthesis (Mizoroki-Heck reaction, Suzuki coupling, Sonogahsira coupling, Buchwald-Hartwig aryl amination, C-H activation), Bimetallic catalysis, Nanoparticle catalysis, Visible light dual metal photo redox catalysis, Catalytic transfer hydrogenation, study of metal nitrenes and synthetic applications of N-heterocycles. Our work in later years has focussed on the harvesting of sunlight, green technology and bimetallic catalysts. We have published our work in international journals and presented posters in regional and national conferences.

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