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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

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

8/17/2016 Recent Accolades
P.V. Ramachandran receives presidential safety award!

8/17/2016 Did you know...

3/2/2016 Local news, WLFI
PVR reminisces his mentor, Herbert C. Brown in a TV interview

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