The Ohio State UniversityDepartment of Chemistry
The Rajanbabu Research Group

Group Photograph
From left: Kendra Dewese, Matthew Brew, Krishnaja Duvvuri, Brian Cunningham, Emily Vojt, Yam Timsina, T.V. (Babu) RajanBabu, Stanley Jing, Souvagya Biswas, Balaram Raya
Recent Highlights

Development of enabling catalytic chemistry to utilize abundantly available feedstocks for fine chemical synthesis will have economic as well as environmental benefits. We have discovered highly efficient and enantioselective hydrovinylation (addition of ethylene) reactions that are useful for synthesis of valuable chemical intermediates. Currently we are seeking a general solution to the long-standing problem of exocyclic stereochemical control needed for expeditious synthesis of molecules like pseudopterosins, elisabethin, and steroid D-ring analogs.

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Research Highlights

Contact Information
T. V. (Babu) RajanBabu
Department of Chemistry
The Ohio State University
100 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Tel. (614) 688-3543
Fax (614) 292-1685
babu@chemistry.ohio-state.edu