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2022

Nov. 2022. "A Safer Reduction of Carboxylic Acids with Titanium Catalysis" published in Organic Letters.

Sept. 2022. Monotrifluoroacetoxyborane-amines as new chemoselective reagents for reductive aminations published in Chemical Communications.

Sept. 2022. New, titanium catalyzed ketone hydroboration using ammonia-borane published in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Apr. 2022. New, tandem aminoborane and boronate ester synthesis published in ACS Omega.

2021

December: Our solvent-free reductive amination was recently highlighted by Organic Chemistry Portal.

November: Congratulations! Abdul and Randy both passed their OP.

November: Publication! New amine-borane synthesis method published in Dalton Transactions.

October: Welcome! Aman Singh, Priyanka Rout, and Madison Snyder join the group.

August: Publication! Experimental study of factors affecting hypergolic ignition of ammonia-borane published in the Journal of Propulsion and Power.

May: Congratulations Dr. Hamann! Henry successfully defended his thesis.

April: Publication! Ammonia-borane as a catalyst for the direct amidation of carboxylic acids published in Organic Letters.

February: Publication! Trimethyl borate-catalyzed, solvent-free reductive amination published in The Journal of Organic CHemistry.

2020
2019

November: Welcome! Haojie Li joins as a visiting scholar from Chongqing University.

November: Welcome! Randy Lin joins the group.

August: Welcome! Megan joins to perform undergraduate research.

August: Publication! Three-dimensional antimony nanochains for lithium-ion storage.

June: Welcome! S. N. Bose scholar Surkiti Mishra joins to perfor summer research.

May: Welcome! PURE students Abhirup Majumdar and Ronnie Mondal from IIT Bombay join for summer research.

May: Welcome! Aman Singh from Pune University joins for a summer fellowship.

April: Professor Ramachandran presented the H. C. Brown award at this year's ACS conference to Huw M. L. Davies.

January: Welcome! Megan and Muira join to perform undergraduate research.

2018

December: New collaboration! Began work with Prof. Daleem to discover new anti-biotic drug molecules.

December: Lectures. Prof. Ramachandran visits IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, Univ. Pune, and Kanchi Univ.

December: Congratulations! Prof. Ramachandran and family attend Ameya's wedding in Mumbai.

November: Welcome! Shivani Choadhary and Daniel Reddy join the group.

September: Hit! Hit molecules found with activity against n. gonorrhoeae.

August: Welcome! Devin and Karthik join to perform undergraduate research.

August: Submitted! First manuscript from the PUBnano group submitted.

July: Hit! Hit molecules found with activity against c. diff and MRSA.

June: New patent! PAtent application submitted, US Patent #9,988,402.

May: Fellowship! Henry Hamann recieves PRF fellowship for antibacterial work.

May: Congratulations Logan! For his undergraduate reserachfellowship Logan will be making anti- c. diff agents.

May: Welcome PURE students! Garima Chaudhary and Susnata Bhowmick will be working on anti-MRSA agents.

April: Professor Ramachandran presented the H. C. Brown award at this year's ACS conference to Gregory C. Fu.

January: Hit! Hitmolecules found with activity against c. diff and MRSA.

January: New group webpage! The new webpage went online today.

2017

December: New collaboration! Began work with Prof. Saleem to discover new anti-biotic drug molecules.

November: New publication! Our amine-borane synthesis is now an Organic Synthesis procedure.

August: PUBnano: Formation of the PUBnano group, consisting of Profs. Ramachandran, Pol, and Volkan.

June: New collaboration! Began work with Prof. Pol of Chemical Engineering to design better lithium ion batteries.

May: Congratulations Bredan on the summer internship. He will be spending his summer in Germany.

May: Congratulation Dr. Kulkarni! Ameya sucessully defended his thesis.

May: Welcome PURE students. Two students will be joining the lab over the summer as part of the PURE program.

May: Professor Ramachandran presented the H. C. Brown award at this year's ACS conference to Bruce H. Lipshutz.

April: Ameya at ACS. Ameya presents his work at this year's ACS confernce in San Francisco.

February: Ameya defends soon. Currently scheduled for April 2017.

February: Congratulation Dr. Drolet!Mike sucessfully defended his thesis.

2016

September: Purdue News: Discovery could lead to safer cheaper production of amine-boranes.

August: New publication! Our amine-borane synthesis is on the cover page of Chem. Comm.

August: New publication! Our hydroboration using amine-boranes is on the inside back voer of Chem. Comm.

August: PVR receieves presidential safety award.

August: PVR presented the Brown Award at the 2016 ACS awards banquet.

March: Local news WFLI; PVR reminisces about his mentor H. C. Brown in a TV interview.

2015

July: Purdue helps Ei-Ichi Negishi celebrate, and Organic CHemistry Frontiers releases a themed collection.

July: PVR is the program chair of the Negishi 80th Birthday Symposion and 8th Negishi-Brown Lectures.

July: PVR is the guest editor of Organic Chemistry Frontiers in celebration of the 80th birthday of Professor Ei-ichi Negishi.