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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

5/1/2017 Congratulations Brendan on the Summer Fellowship
Brendan will be spending his summer in Germany

5/1/2017 Ameya Sucessfully Defended His Thesis
Congratulations Dr. Kulkarni!

5/1/2017 Welcome PURE Students
Two students will be joining the lab over the summer as part of Purdue's PURE program

5/1/2017 Professor Ramachandran Presents H.C. Brown Award
At this year's ACS conference the award was presented to Bruce H. Lipshutz.

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