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Varattur D. Reddy
Associate Professor
Kingsborough College/CUNY

Chemistry Doctoral faculty
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(212) 817-8135

Varattur Reddy


Professor Varattur D. Reddy is an Organic Chemistry Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Center- CUNY and Director of NMR Facility at Kingsborough. Varattur Reddy’s research focuses on the synthesis of organic and organometallic compounds to study anticancer activity. Organic synthesis involves total synthesis of natural and unnatural products and modified carbohydrates. Organometallic chemistry involves synthesis of novel organometallic catalysts, efficient methodologies for the synthesis of biologically active molecules, bioorganometallics, and drug delivery systems. Research facilities at Kingsborough are 400 MHz NMR Facility, IR, GC, and HPLC.



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  1. Reddy, V. D. Organometallic Anti-cancer Complexes". U.S. Pat. 2012/032507 and Int. Pat. WO 2012/138988 A2.
  2. Reddy, V. D.; Dayal, D.; Szalda, D.J. Cosenza, S.C.; Reddy, M.V.R. " Synthesis, structures, and anticancer activity of novel organometallic ruthenium-maltol complexes". J. Organomet. Chem, 2012, 700, 180.
  3. Reddy, V. D., A Miniscale and Microscale Approach to Experimental Organic Chemistry II, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
  4. Reddy, V. D.; Howard, M.; Milien, M. "Attempts to minimize the excess CO2 in earth's atmosphere using ruthenium compound," Journal of Undergraduate Research, 2009, IX,170
  5. Reddy, V. D.; Dayal, D.; Cosenza, S.C.; Reddy. M.V. R.; Pearl. Jr., W.C.; Adams, R.D. "Glycal ruthenium carbonyl clusters: Synthesis, characterization, and anticancer activity," J.Organomet. Chem, 2009, 694, 959.
  6. Reddy, V. D. A Miniscale and Microscale Approach to Experiments in Organic Chemistry I, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
  7. Reddy, V. D. "Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of a novel ruthenium carbonyl cluster containing tri-O-benzyl-D-glucal as a chiral carbohydrate ligand," J. Organomet. Chem, 2006, 691, 27.
  8. Reddy, V.D.; Franck, R.W. "Cleavage and Activation of Benzylidene Lactones with N-Bromosuccinimide," J. Org. Chem. 1993, 58, 6911.
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