Sagadevan Arunachalam, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

​Visible light Transition-metal Photoredox-catalyzed Organic Transformations, including C-C, C-N cross-couplings and C-H bond activation reactions. 

Selected Publications

  • Meta-Selective C-H Activation of Arenes at Room Temperature Using Visible Light: Dual-Function Ruthenium Catalysis 
    S. Arunachalam Sagadevan, M. Greaney
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, (2019)
  • Copper Photoredox Catalyzed A3’ Coupling of Arylamines, Terminal Alkynes, and Alcohols through a Hydrogen Atom Tran... 
    S. Arunachalam, V. Kishore Kumar Pampana, K. Chu Hwang
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3838, (2019)
  • Visible Light Copper Photoredox-catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of Phenol and Terminal alkynes: Regioselective... 
    S. Arunachalam , V.Pramod Charpe, A. Ragupathi and K. Chu Hwang
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017, 139, 2896, (2017)
  • One-Pot Room Temperature Green Conversion of Cyclohexane to Adipic Acid by Ozone/UV Light 
    K. Chu Hwang, S. Arunachalam
    Science 2014, 346, 1495, (2014)
  • Singlet Oxygen-mediated Selective C-H bond Hydroperoxidation of Ethereal Hydrocarbons 
    S. Arunachalam, K. Chu Hwang, M.-D. Su
    Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 1812, (2012)
  • Photoinduced Copper-Catalyzed Regioselective Synthesis of Indoles: Three-Components Coupling of Arylamines, Termina... 
    S. Arunachalam, A. Ragupathi, K. Chu Hwang
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 15, 13896, (2015)
  • Visible Light-Induced Excited-State Transition-Metal Catalysis 
    R. Kancherla, K. Muralirajan, S. Arunachalam, M. Rueping
    Trends in Chemistry, 2019, (2019)

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University (2013).
  • M. Sc., Chemistry, St Joseph College, Trichy, India. 
  • B. Sc., Chemistry, St Joseph College, Trichy, India.

Professional Profile

  • Nov. 2018 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • May 2017 - Nov. 2018: EPSRC Postdoctoral fellow, The University of Manchester, UK.
  • Aug. 2013 - March 2017: Postdoctoral fellow, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

Awards

  • ​Feb. 2017 Best Postdoctoral Research Fellow Award from Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. 

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Organic Synthesis Organic Photochemistry catalysis Green Chemistry