Basker Sundararaju

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Modern organic synthesis now requires efficient atom economical synthetic methods operating under greener pathways to achieve C-C and C-heteroatom bond formation. Direct activation of allylic alcohols in the presence of transition metal catalysts leading to electrophilic π-allyl metal intermediates represents such a promising target in the field of(More)
Against the rules: during the hundred years following Sabatier's groundbreaking work on catalytic hydrogenation, syn delivery of the H atoms to the π system of a substrate remained the governing stereochemical rule. An exception has now be found with the use of cationic [Cp*Ru] templates, which accounts for the first practical, functional-group-tolerant,(More)
Allylic amination, directly from alcohols, has been demonstrated without any Lewis acid activators using an efficient and regiospecific molecular iron catalyst. Various amines and alcohols were employed and the reaction proceeded through the oxidation/reduction (redox) pathway. A direct one-step synthesis of common drugs, such as cinnarizine and nafetifine,(More)
Cp*Co(III)-catalyzed highly regioselective mono- and bis-annulation of arylamides with 1,3-diynes using N-OMe as an internal oxidant is demonstrated. This atom-economical transformation does not require any external oxidant and tolerates many functional groups. Various symmetrical and unsymmetrical heterocycles (homo and hetero) are accessed with(More)
Furanones represent an important family of organic compounds that are present in several natural products and bioactive derivatives. More specifically, this structural motif is found in a wide variety of therapeutically interesting drug candidates that have anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, analgesic, anticancer, anticonvulsant, antimicrobial, and antiviral(More)
An efficient, scalable, atom-economical, regio-selective air stable Cp*Co(iii) catalyzed C-H and C-O coupling via a C-H activation/oxygen atom transfer reaction of quinoline N-oxide and an internal alkyne is reported. Such a catalytic transformation is witnessed for the first time with a cobalt catalyst and using N-oxide as a traceless directing group, in(More)
A general efficient regioselective cobalt catalyzed carbonylation of unactivated C(sp3)-H bonds of aliphatic amides was demonstrated using atmospheric (1-2 atm) carbon monoxide as a C1 source. This straightforward approach provides access to α-spiral succinimide regioselectively in a good yield. Cobalt catalyzed sp3 C-H bond carbonylation is reported for(More)