Jagadeesh Kalepu

Postdoc, June 2017 – present

Chemical Biography

Jagadeesh completed his B.Sc. degree in chemistry, botany and zoology in 2007 at Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India. He then obtained a M.Sc. in organic chemistry at the same university in 2009. In 2016, Jagaeesh completed his PhD in the group of Dr. Sreenivas Katukojvala at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal, India. The title of the thesis was “Annulation Reactions of Enaldiazo Ketones: Synthesis of Diverse Heterocycles“. For his thesis, Jagadeesh received the Eli Lilly Asia outstanding PhD thesis award in 2016.

Jagadeesh arrived in our group as a Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral fellow in May 2017 to begin his research on various aspects of transition metal-catalyzed C-H activation and weird and wonderful combinations of organomain-group and arylation chemistry.


From work in our group:

4. C4-H Indole Functionalisation: Precedent and Prospects
J. Kalepu, G. Parthasarathy, L. Ackermann* and L. T. Pilarski*
Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 4203-4216

From PhD work in Bhopal:

3. Ag(I)-catalyzed intramolecular transannulation of enynone tethered donor-acceptor cyclopropanes: a new synthesis of 2,3-dihydro[1,2-b]furans
S. G. Dawande, M. Harode, J. Kalepu and S. Katukojvala*
Chem. Commun. 201652, 13699-13701

2. “Dienamine Activation of Diazoenals: Application to the Direct Synthesis of Functionalized 1,4-Oxazines
J. Kalepu, S. Katukojvala,*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 7831

1. “Rhodium Enalcarbenoids: Direct Synthesis of Indoles by Rhodium(II) Catalyzed [4+2] Benzannulation of Pyrroles
S. G. Dawande, V. Kanchupalli, J. Kalepu, H. Chennamsetti, B. S. Lad, S. Katukojvala*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201453, 4076


  • 17th-20th June 2018: 1st National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society – Poster