, Volume 9, Issue 12, pp 45–51 | Cite as

An epitome of K Venkataraman’s chemistry

  • G. NagendrappaEmail author
General Article


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.


Flavones Baker-Venkataraman transformation azo and alizarine dyes Raney nickel-hydrogenation naphthols 


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Suggested Reading

  1. [1]
    K Venkataramn (Ed),The Chemistry of Synthetic Dyes, Academic Press, Vol I & II, 1952, Vol III-VIII, 1971–1978.Google Scholar
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    K Venkataraman (Ed),The Analytical Chemistry of Synthetic Dyes, John Wiley & Sons, 1977.Google Scholar
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    Nitya Anand,Biographical Memoirs, INSA, New Delhi.Google Scholar
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    A M S Silva, D C G A Pinto, J A S Cavaleiro, A Levai,T Patonay,ARKAT USA, 1032R.aspGoogle Scholar

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryBangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia

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