Associate Professor



Dr. Beeraiah Baire born in Choppadandi, Karimnagar of Telangana state. His initial schooling was done in Choppadandi. He has done his B. Sc in SRR Govt degree college, affiliated to Kakatiya University. He completed his M. Sc (Chemistry) from the University of Hyderabad in 2003. He obtained his Ph. Organic Chemistry, from IISc, Bangalore, with (Late) Prof. Srikrishna in Nov 2007.  Later he moved to University of Minnesota for his postdoctoral studies from 2009- 2013 August. In September 2013, he joined Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras as Assistant Professor.  Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the same department.


  • Nov 2007 - Ph. D Organic Chemistry from (Indian Institute of Science Bangalore)
  • 2003 - M. Sc (Chemistry) from University of Hyderabad
  • B. Sc in SRR Govt degree college, afiliated to Kakatiya University

Research Interests

  • Development of New synthetic methodologies, by exploring the unconventional reactivity of alkynes and propargylic alcohols.
  • Total synthesis of natural products and drugs

Representative Publications

 An unprecedented (semi)Favorskii rearrangement. Evidence for the 2-acyloxycyclopropanones. Santu Sadhukhan and Beeraiah Baire. Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 1748-1751.

 Prabhakararao Tharra and Beeraiah Baire, Chemistry A European Journal, 2017,  23, 2014.

  Prabhakararao Tharra and  Beeraiah Baire, Chem. Comm.,  2016, 52, 14290.

  Prabhakararao Tharra and Beeraiah Baire, Chem Commun., 2016, 52, 12147. (Featured as cover page graphic)

    Thomas R. Hoye, Beeraiah Baire, Dawen Niu, Patrick H. Willoughby and Brian P. Woods, Nature, 2012, 490, 208-212.


Associate Professor
  • CYB 313, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036

Honors and Rewards

  • Z - enoate assisted Meyer - Schuster Rearrangement: A new variant of the classical Meyer - Schuster rearrangement of (z - enoate)propargylic alcohols has been developed for the nucleophilation of allenols for the first time, from our research group at IIT Madras. This is now known as “Z - enoate assisted Meyer- Schuster Rearrangement”.
  • A new type of Favorskii rearrangement has been discovered in our laboratory at IIT Madras.[Santu Sadhukhan and Beeraiah Baire.
  • The Hexadehydro Diels - Alder (HDDA) reaction: A new variant of classical Diels - Alder reaction has been discovered and developed for the generation of benzynes from non - aromatic precursors, during the post - doctoral research at University of Minnesota at Prof. Hoye’s Lab. This is termed and popularized as “The Hexadehydro Diels-Alder (HDDA) reaction”

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