Irishi N. N. Namboothiri


Room 409, Chemistry Bldg.
+91 22 2576 7196
Educational Background:

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
M.Sc., Mangalore University

Professional Experience:

Post-doc, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Post-doc, University of North Texas, USA
Post-doc, Columbia University, USA
Senior Research Scientist, Sabina Corporation, New Jersey
Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (2001)
Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (2005)
Professor, IIT Bombay (2009)

Research Interest:

Organic Synthesis, Physical Organic Chemistry, Reaction Mechanisms

(a) Development of new synthetic methods
• C-C and C-X bond formation via Michael addition, Diels-Alder reaction, 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction etc
• New methods involving one pot multistep reactions, multicomponent reactions and atom economical reactions involving nitroalkenes
• Asymmetric reactions: asymmetric catalysis, ligand-metal and organocatalysts
• Synthetic applications of several reactive intermediates
(b) Synthesis of 'unnatural' products and novel materials with interesting properties
• Theoretically interesting molecules and intermediates: carbenes, strained alkenes and alkynes, nonclassical aromatic and antiaromatic systems
• Multi-functional bioactive molecules, high energy density (HED) materials
(c) Study of various reaction pathways
• Chemo-, regio- and stereodifferentiations in organic reactions

B. Laha, A. R. Tiwari, E. Gravel, E. Doris and I. N. N. Namboothiri,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2024, DOI: 10.1039/d3ob01734f (Review).

C. S. Sankara, S. P. Gaikwad and I. N. N. Namboothiri,
Synlett 2023, 34, 1961-1977 (Account).

S. T. Sivanandan, D. K. Nair and I. N. N. Namboothiri
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2023, 21, 6243-6262 (Review).

I. N. N. Namboothiri, M. Bhati, M. Ganesh, B. Hosamani, T. V. Baiju, S. Manchery and K. Bera
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, USA, 2020 (Invited Book).