Texas Tech University

Nanaji Yerramsetti

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dr. Yerramsetti has studied Lewis acid catalyzed SN2-type ring opening followed by Pd-catalyzed C-N cyclization of activated aziridines for the synthesis of chiral heterocycles of contemporary interest. Those include enantioselective synthesis of tetrahydroquin-olines, indolines, benzothiazines, 2-alkyl indoles, Tetrahydrobenzox-azepines and -diazepines, 1,4-Disubstituted Chiral Tetrahydro-β-carbolines via ring opening followed by C- N cyclization of activated aziridines with carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur nucleophiles. He obtained his M.Sc. from Andhra University, Rajahmundry, India, in 2006 and his Ph.D. degree in 2013 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Recent Scholarship: Masthanvali Sayyad, Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani, Raja Babu, Yerramsetti Nanaji and Manas K. Ghorai. 2016. New Synthetic Route to 1,4-Disubstituted Chiral Tetrahydro-β-carbolines via Domino Ring-Opening Cyclization of Activated Aziridines with 2-Vinyl Indoles. Accepted in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.