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Dr Kishore Natte

Senior Scientist


Research Interest

  • Straight forward transition metal-catalyzed reactions
  • Utilization of renewable feedstocks for the synthesis of fine & bulk chemicals as well as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals
  • Heterogeneous catalysts for industrial hydrogenation and oxidation reactions
  • Visible-light photocatalysis for selective organic transformations
  • C-H activation/functionalization of hydrocarbons, Fluorine chemistry, Kinetic studies & Reaction mechanism
  • Polymers and nanoparticles

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • SERB start-up grant from DST, Delhi, India (2020)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow from European Commission (2017)
  • Leibniz-Annex postdoctoral fellowship by Leibniz Society, Germany (2013-2015)
  • BAM Initiative Innovation PhD Fellowship, Germany (2009-2013)
  • Travel award for ISOS XV1 in 8/2011, Canada


  • A method for the preparation of alicyclic compounds using pine needle char supported nanoscale ruthenium catalyst
    K. Natte, A. Kumar, A. Narani, N. Sarki, V. Goyal, T. Bhaskar, A. Bordoloi, A. Ray
    Patent Application 202011010504
  • Method for preparation of alkylated or fluoro, chloro and fluoro-alkylated compounds by heterogeneous catalysis
    C. Taeschler, F. Zaragoza, M. Beller, H. Neumann, L He, K Natte
    United States Patent Application 9771367 B2
  • Method for preparation of alkylated or fluoro, chloro and fluoroalkylated compounds by homogeneous catalysis
    C. Taeschler, M. Beller, H. Neumann, L. He, K Natte F. Zaragoza, S. Ellinger
    United States Patent Application 9809596 B1

Selected Publications

  • Carbon-Supported Cobalt Nanoparticles as Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes to Arylamines and Pharmaceuticalse 
    V. Goyal, N. Sarki, B. Singh, A. Ray, M. Poddar, A. Bordoloi, A. Narani, K. Natte
    ACS Applied Nanomaterials, 2020, doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.0c02254
  • Biocarbon supported ruthenium-oxide based catalyst for hydrogenation of arenes and heteroarenes
    A. Kumar, V. Goyal, N. Sarki, B. Singh, A. Ray, A. Bordoloi, A. Narani, K. Natte
    ACS Sustainable Chem Eng. 2020, 41, 15740–15754
  • Synthesis of Functional Chemicals from Lignin‐derived Monomers by Selective Organic Transformations
    K. Natte, A. Narani, V. Goyal, N. Sarki, R. V Jagadeesh
    Adv Synth Catal 2020, https://doi.org/10.1002/adsc.202000634
  • Molybdenum-catalyzed oxidative depolymerization of alkali lignin: Selective production of Vanillin
    S. Rawat, P. Gupta, B. Singh, T. Bhaskar, K. Natte, A. Narani
    Applied Catalysis A: General, 2020, 598, 117567
  • Catalytic reductive aminations using molecular hydrogen for synthesis of different kinds of amines
    K. Murugesan, T. Senthamarai, V. Chandrashekhar, K. Natte, P. Kamer, M. Beller, J. Rajenahally
    Chem Soc Rev, 2020, 49, 6273-6328
  • Scalable preparation of stable and reusable silica supported palladium nanoparticles as catalysts for N-alkylation of amines with alcohols
    A. S. Alshammari, K. Natte, N. V. Kalevaru, A. Bagabas, R. V. Jagadeesh
    Journal of Catalysis, 2020, 382, 141-149
  • Commercial Pd/C-Catalyzed N-Methylation of Nitroarenes and Amines Using Methanol as Both C1 and H2 Source
    V. Goyal, J. Gahtori, A. Narani, P. Gupta, A. Bordoloi, K. Natte
    J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 15389–15398
  • Convenient iron-catalyzed reductive aminations without hydrogen for selective synthesis of N-methylamine
    K Natte, RV Jagadeesh, H Neumann, M. Beller
    Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 1344–1353
  • Transition‐Metal‐Catalyzed Utilization of Methanol as a C1 Source in Organic Synthesis
    K Natte, RV Jagadeesh, H Neumann, M. Beller
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6384–6394
  • Palladium Catalyzed Trifluoromethylation of Hetero(arenes) with CF3Br
    K Natte, RV Jagadeesh, L He, J Rabeah, C Taeschler, H Neumann, A Brückner, M Beller
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2016, 55, 2782–2786
  • Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylations of Aryl Bromides by using Paraformaldehyde: Synthesis of aldehydes and esters
    K Natte, A Dumrath, H Neumann, M Beller
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 10090–10094

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