Srinivas Dharavath

PhD (University of Hyderabad)

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry




  • PhD (2014) University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
  • M.Sc (2009) Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
  • B.Sc (2006) Osmania University, Hyderabad, India



  • Currently, we are interested in design and synthesis of nitrogen-rich azoles, fused and strained ring containing small molecules for green high energetic material application.

  • Interested in synthesis of green energetic and hypergolic oxidizers for rocket propellent applications.

  • Interested in synthesis of green energetic ionic liquids.

  • Design and synthesis of new drug like small heterocyclic compounds for biological activity.

  • Energetic Salts Based on 3,5-Bis(dinitromethyl)-1,2,4-triazole Monoanion and Dianion: Controllable Preparation, Characterization, and High Performance, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (24), 7500–7503.

  • From FOX-7 to H-FOX to Insensitive Energetic Materials with Hypergolic Properties, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 7668-7671.

  • 5-(Dinitromethyl)-3-(trinitromethyl)-1,2,4-triazole and Its Derivatives: A New Application of Oxidative Nitration Towards Gem-trinitro-based Energetic Materials, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 4785-4790.

  • A Safer Synthesis of 3,5-Bis(dinitromethyl)-1,2,4-triazole (BDT) and Its Mono and Di Salts: High-Performance Insensitive Energetic Materials, Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics 2018, 43, 48–53.

  • A Halogen-Free Green High Energy Density Oxidizer from H-FOX, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 20, 3142-3145.

  • Synthesis of nitrogen-rich imidazole, 1,2,4-triazole and tetrazole-based compounds, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 7041-7051.

  • Tetraanionic nitrogen-rich tetrazole based energetic salts, Chem. Asian J. 2013, 8, 1023-1028.

  • Synthesis of Amino, Azido, Nitro and Nitrogen-rich Azole Substituted derivatives of 1H-Benzotriazole for High Energy Materials Applications, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 15031-15037.

  • 1.Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur, Dec 2019

  • 2.Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Canada, USA. 2017-2019

  • 3.Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, USA. 2015-2017

  • Organic Chemistry


Room. No: 6, Block-A, OLD SAC,
Department of Chemistry
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7826
Lab Office Phone: 0512-259-XXXX

Email: srinivasd[AT]

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