An epitome of K Venkataraman’s chemistry
Krishnaswami Venkataraman’s contribution to the chemistry of flavones and other natural products, and his work on dyes is not limited to the examples very briefly recorded here. His work covered also the dyes developed for colouring cements, dyemetal complexes, health concerns in case of food colourants, and many other aspects. He put his heart, soul and brainpower for the growth and promotion of his chosen field of research, a good part of which is important even today.
KeywordsFlavones Baker-Venkataraman transformation azo and alizarine dyes Raney nickel-hydrogenation naphthols
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