Doctor/Ph. D member- Dr. Preethanuj Preethalayam


Dr. Preethanuj Preethalayam is a native of Karivellur (Kerala), India.

In 2006, he graduated from Government College Kasaragod, Kannur University, majoring in chemistry, and from the same university received his masters degree in 2008.

He obtained his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Kerala under the supervision of Dr K. V. Radhakrishnan (National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvanathapuram).

Area of interests are Synthetic organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, catalysis. He is also a fellow of Indian Chemical Society (ICS).

Presently he is working as assistant professor on contract at Payyanur College, Payyanur, Kerala.

Current affiliation: Assistant Professor on contract, Payyanur College, Payyanur, Kerala, India

Bibliographical synopses (Google Scholar)

Papers published in international peer-reviewed journals: 14

Total Citation: 150 h-index: 7 M.Sc./ B.Sc. project carried out: 1/2


1. “Diazanorbornene: A Valuable Synthon towards Carbocycles and Heterocycles” Preethanuj Preethalayam Jijy E. Praveen Prakash Sarath Chand S Ajesh Vijayan Kokkuvayil Vasu Radhakrishnan Jubi John, . Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020; 10.1002/ejoc.202001131; accepted on September 29, 2020.

2. “Calix[4]arene Based Redox Sensitive Molecular Probe for SERS Guided Recognition of Labile Iron Pool in Tumor Cells” P. Sreedevi.; J. B. Nair; P. Preethanuj; B. S. Jeeja; C. H. Suresh; K. K. Maiti; R. L. Varma Anal. Chem. 2018, 90, 7148.

3. “Generation of ε,ε-difluorinated metal-pentadienyl species through lanthanide-mediated CF activation”. T. Kumar; F. Massicot; D. Harakat; S. Chevreux; A. Martinez; P. Preethanuj; K. V. Radhakrishnan; J.-B. Behr; J.-L. Vasse; F. Jaroschik. Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 16460.

4. “Lewis acid promoted Regioselective Double Hydro(hetero) arylation of 6,6’-dialkyl Substituted Pentafulvene: A Facile Approach to Bisindole Derivatives”. P. Sasikumar; B. Prabha; S. S. Chand; M. Aswathy; P. Preethanuj; E. Suresh; F. Jaroschik.; K. V. Radhakrishnan. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 4469.

5. “Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Pentafulvenes” P. Preethanuj, S. Krishnan; S. Thulasi; S. Chand; V. Nair.; F. Jaroschik; J. Joseph.; K. V. Radhakrishnan, Chem. Rev. 2017, 117, 3930.

6. “Sequential Tandem Transformations of Functionalized Diazanorbornenes: Facile Strategy towards Pentacyclic Framework with Multiple Stereocenters” P. Preethanuj., V. Jijitha., Ajesh Vijayan., Jubi John., K. V. Radhakrishnan, Synthesis. 2017, 49 (8), 1816.

7. “Lewis Acid Catalyzed Regioselective Hydroheteroarylation of Pentafulvenes” S. S. Chand.; G. Gopalan; P. V. Santhini; P. Preethanuj; J. John.; D. Harakat.; F. Jaroschik; K. V. Radhakrishnan. Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 964.

8. “Titanium and Zirconium Hydride-Catalyzed Regioselective Isomerization of 1,4- Dihydrofulvenes: Access to 1-Substituted 1,2-Dihydrofulvenes” J. Joseph.; P. Preethanuj; K. V. Radhakrishnan; F. Jaroschik; J.-L. Vasse, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 6202.

9. “Lewis Acid Catalyzed C-3 Alkylidenecyclopentenylation of Indoles: An Easy Access to Functionalized Indoles and Bisindoles” S. Sarath Chand.; B. S. Sasidhar.; Praveen Prakash.; P. Sasikumar.; P. Preethanuj.; F. Jaroschik.; D. Harakat.; J.-L. Vasse .; K. V. Radhakrishnan. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 38075.

10. “Bis-Functionalization of 1,3-Dienes through 1,4-Conjugate Addition of Amphiphilic Bisπ-Allyl and Related Palladium Intermediates. Bis-Functionalization of 1,3-Dienes T. V. Baiju.; Ajesh Vijayan.; Nayana Joseph.; P. Preethanuj.; K. V. Radhakrishnan.; E. Suresh.; Y. Yamamoto. Synlett 2014, 25, 359.

11. “Trapping the Lewis Acid Generated Transient Species from Pentafulvene Derived Diazanorbornenes with ortho-Functionalized Aryl Iodides and Aliphatic Alcohols” S. Sarath Chand.; S. Saranya.; P. Preethanuj.; B. P. Dhanya.; E. Jijy.; Praveen Prakash.; B. S. Sasidhar.; Jan Szymoniak.; P. V. Santhini.; K. V. Radhakrishnan. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 3045.

12. “Palladium-Catalyzed Skeletal Rearrangement of Spirotricyclic Olefins: A Facile One-Pot Strategy for the Synthesis of a Novel Motif with Cyclopentene Fused to Benzofuran and Pyrazolidine” P. Prakash.; E. Jijy.; P. Preethanuj; P. M. Pihko.; S. S. Chand.; K. V. Radhakrishnan. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 10473.

13. “Palladium/Lewis Acid Mediated Domino Reaction of Pentafulvene Derived Diazabicyclic Olefins: Efficient Access to Spiropentacyclic Motif with an Indoline and Pyrazolidine Fused to Cyclopentene” S. S. Chand.; E. Jijy.; P. Prakash.; J. Szymoniak.; P. Preethanuj; B. P. Dhanya; K. V. Radhakrishnan. Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3338.

14. “Rhodium (III)-catalyzed ring-opening of strained olefins through C–H activation of Oacetyl ketoximes: an efficient synthesis of trans-functionalized cyclopentenes and spiro[2.4]heptenes” E. Jijy.; P. Prakash; M. Shimi.; S. Saranya; P. Preethanuj; P. M. Pihko.; S. Varughese.; K. V. Radhakrishnan. Tett. Lett. 2013, 54, 7127.