Dr. Srikrishna Bera

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest : Development of Non-Covalent Interaction (NCI) Based Reagents and Catalysts for Stereoselective Organic Transformation

  • Energy Driven Transition Metal Catalysis
  • Main Group Elements in Organic Synthesis
  • Molecular Editing


  • Ph.D, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster, Germany. (2017)
  • M.Sc, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. (2013)
  • B.Sc, Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (University of Calcutta), India. (2011)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor (01.2022- Till Date), Indian Institute Technology Tirupati, India.
  • Postdoc (01.2018 - 12.2021), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Supervisor: Prof. Xile Hu
  • Postdoc (08.2017 - 12.2017), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Armido Studer

Latest Publications

  • Bera, S.; Mao, R.; Hu, X. “Enantioselective C(sp3)–C(sp3) Cross-Coupling of Non-activated Alkyl Electrophiles via Nickel Hydride Catalysis.” Nat. Chem. 2021, 13, 270–277.
  • Bera, S.; Hu, X. "Nickel‐Catalyzed Regioselective Hydroalkylation and Hydroarylation of Alkenyl Boronic Esters." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 13854-13859.
  • Bera, S.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Studer, A. "Oxidative N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Dearomatization of Indoles to Spirocyclic Indolenines with Quaternary Carbon Stereocenter." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 7402-7406.
  • Bera, S.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Studer, A. "Enantioselective Synthesis of Substituted δ-Lactones by Cooperative Oxidative N-Heterocyclic Carbene and Lewis Acid Catalysis." Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 4940-4943.
  • Bera, S.; Samanta, R. C.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Studer, A. "Asymmetric Synthesis of Highly Substituted β-Lactones via Oxidative Carbene Catalysis with LiCl as Cooperative Lewis Acid." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9622-9626.
  • Qian, D.; Bera, S.; Hu, X., “Chiral Alkyl Amine Synthesis via Catalytic Enantioselective Hydroalkylation of Enecarbamates.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 1959–1967.

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