Name: C. Bal Reddy


Mobile No.: 9736934010




2006: Bachelor of Science [Maths, Physics, Chemistry], Osmania University, India.

2009: Master of Science (Organic Chemistry), Osmania University, India.

2017: PhD, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource technology, India.

           (Supervisor: Dr. Pralay Das).

Current Status:

N-PDF Fellow in Department of Chemical Science, IISER Kolkata

(Research Interest: Transition metal catalysed organic transformations)

N-PDF Fellow in Department of Chemical Science, IISER Kolkata

 Research Experience:

PhD Thesis Title:

“Methodology development for palladium catalyzed carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond formation reactions”


1. C. Bal Reddy, Richa Bharti, Sandeep Kumar and Pralay Das. Supported palladium nanoparticle catalysed α-alkylation of ketones using alcohols as alkylating agents, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2017. (DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00789).

2. C. Bal Reddy, Richa Bharti and Pralay Das. Supported palladium nanoparticles-catalyzed decarboxylative coupling approaches for aryl alkynes, indoles and pyrrolines synthesis, RSC Adv. 2016. 75, 71117 (Highlighted in ChemInform 2016, 47)

3. C. Bal Reddy, Arun K. Shil, Nitul Ranjan Guha, Dharminder Sharma and Pralay Das. Solid supported Pd(0) nanoparticles: An efficient heterogeneous catalyst for regio-selective hydrosilylation of alkynes and Suzuki coupling of β-arylvinyl iodides, Cat. Lett. 2014, 144, 1530.

4. Dhanajay Bhattacherjee, Vandna Thakur, Saurabh Sharma, Sandeep Kumar, C Bal Reddy, Richa Bharti and Pralay Das. Iodine (III)-promoted ring contractive cyanation of exocyclic β-enaminones for the synthesis of cyanocyclopentanones. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 2209.

5. Richa Bharti, C. Bal Reddy, Sandeep Kumar and Pralay Das (2016). Supported palladium nanoparticles catalyzed Suzuki Miyuara cross-coupling approach for amino arylbenzosuberenes synthesis from natural precursor.  Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/aoc.3749.

6. Richa Bharti, C. Bal Reddy and Pralay Das. Oxalic Acid as Sustainable CO Source for Pyrrolone-Fused Benzosuberenes Synthesis through Palladium Catalyzed Carbonylative Cyclization. ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 4626.

7. Arun K. Shil, Sandeep Kumar, C. Bal Reddy, Sumit Dhadwal, Vandna Thakur and Pralay Das. Polystyrene resin supported palladium nanoparticles catalyzed microwave promoted carboxylation of C(sp2)-halo, C(sp2)-Si, C(sp2)-B bonds employing oxalic acid as C1 source, Org Lett, 2015, 17, 5352-5355.  Highlighted in Synfacts 2016, 12, 217.

8. Nitul Ranjan Guha, Saurabh Sharma, Dhananjay Bhattacherjee, Vandna Thakur, Richa Bharti, C. Bal Reddy and Pralay Das, Polystyrene stabilized rhodium (Rh@PS) nanoparticles: An efficient catalyst for “reverse- esterification” of ethanol with benzyl/alkyl alcohols or aldehydes following redox approach. Green Chemistry, 2016, 18, 1206.

9. Dharminder Sharma, Bandna, C. Bal Reddy, Sandeep Kumar, Arun K. Shil, Nitul Ranjan Guha and Pralay Das. Microwave assisted solvent and catalyst free method for novel classes of β-enaminon ester and acridine dione synthesis, RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 10335.

10. Dharminder Sharma, C. Bal Reddy, Arun K. Shil, Rashi Prakash Saroch and Pralay Das, Cyclohexyl iodide promoted approach for coumarine analog synthesis from small scaffolds, Mol .divers. 2013, 17, 651.

11. Nitul Ranjan Guha, C. Bal Reddy, Nidhi Aggawal, Dharminder Sharma, Arun K. Shil,   Bandna and Pralay Das. Solid supported Rh (0) Nano/Microparticles: an efficient ligand-free heterogeneous catalyst for microwave-assisted Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 2911.

12.Akash Jana,^ Chennayala Bal Reddy,^ Biplab Maji*

Manganese Catalyzed α-Alkylation of Nitriles with Primary Alcohols

ACS Catal., 2018,DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02998