Janakiram Vaitla




Janakiram Vaitla



Assistant Professor


Born: Nizamabad, Telangana
M.Sc (2007-2009): Loyola Academy, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana
Ph.D (2010-2015): National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra (Prof. Ganesh Pandey)
Visiting Research Scholar (2013-2015): Centre of Biomedical Research, Lucknow.
Post Doc (2016-2018): University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (Prof. Annette Bayer and Prof. Kathrin H. Hopmann)
Researcher (2018-2019): University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Post Doc (2019-2020): Emory University, U.S.A (Prof. Huw M. L. Davies)
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, Feb-2020 onwards



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Research Interests


Our current research lies on the development of practical and versatile cutting-edge multi-catalytic chemical methods for the synthesis of bioactive molecules and production of valuable chemicals.
● Sulfur ylide chemistry
● Carbene mediated transformations
● Synthesis of natural products
● Conversion carbon dioxide to valuable chemicals
● Activation and functionalization of relatively inert bonds
● Photoredox catalysis




Selected Publications


  1. J. Vaitla, Y. Boni, H. Davies, —“Distal Allylic/Benzylic C− H Functionalization of Silyl Ethers Using Donor/Acceptor Rhodium (II) Carbenes” (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, (Doi: 10.1002/anie.201916530)).
  2. J. Vaitla, A. Bayer and K. H. Hopmann — “Iron-Catalyzed Carbenoid Transfer Reactions of Vinyl Sulfoxonium Ylides: An Experimental and Computational Study” (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 16180).
  3. J. Vaitla, A. Bayer and K. H. Hopmann — “Synthesis of Indoles and Pyrroles Utilizing Iridium Carbenes Generated from Sulfoxonium Ylides”. (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 4277).
  4. J. Vaitla, Y. Guttormsen, J. K. Mannisto, A. Nova, T. Repo, A. Bayer and K. H. Hopmann — “Enantioselective Incorporation of CO2: Status and Potential” (ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 7231).