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PVR Research Group

Welcome to the PVR Research Group, where new reagents and reactions in organoboron and fluoroorganic chemistry are continually developed and applied for novel syntheses of natural and unnatural molecules.

We are the proud successors of Purdue University’s rich and pioneering legacy in boron chemistry that was initiated by PVR’s mentor Professor Herbert C. Brown. For Professor H. C. Brown’s Nobel Lecture, click here

Our focus on fluoroorganic chemistry aims in overcoming the challenges to prepare fluorine-containing molecules for materials and medicinal chemistry applications

For a synopsis of our current research projects, click here.

Recent News

4/4/2017 Ameya at ACS
Ameya presents his work at this year's ACS Conference in San Francisco

2/28/2017 Ameya's thesis defense is coming up soon!
Currently scheduled for April 2017

2/22/2017 Mike successfully defended his Thesis
Congratulations Dr. Drolet!

9/22/2016 Purdue News: Amine Boranes
Discovery could lead to safer, cheaper production of amine-boranes

More News…

Latest Publications

Facile Access to Amine-Boranes Bearing Borane-Intolerant Functionalities: Application to Selective Amine Protection and Surface Functionalization.

Ramachandran, P. V.; Kulkarni, A. S.; Zhao, Y.; Mei, J., Chem. Commun. 2016, 0000, DOI: 10.1039/c6cc06031e

A Non-Dissociative Open-Flask Hydroboration with Ammonia Borane: Ready Synthesis of Ammonia-Trialkylboranes and Aminodialkylboranes

Ramachandran, P. V.; Drolet, M. P.; Kulkarni, A. S., Chem. Commun. 2016, ASAP, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06151F

Preparation of Potassium Fluoroorganotrifluoroborates under Non-etching Conditions via a Li-K Exchange

Ramachandran, P. V.; Mitsuhashi, W., J. Fluorine Chem. 2016, 188, 0000, ASAP, DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluchem.2016.07.023