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Reddy, J. K.
Krishna Reddy Jakkidi is a Lead Research Scientist in the department of Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis Research and Development at Reliance Industries Ltd. in Vadodara and Mumbai, India. He holds a PhD in chemistry from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He has 17 yr of research experience in heterogeneous catalysis, with a main focus on the design and development of zeolite and metal oxide-based catalysts for hydrocarbon transformations. Dr. Reddy also has experience in scale-up and commercialization of catalysts and processes. He has published 20 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been granted 10 patents.
Aromatics—specifically, benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX)—are the basic building blocks for most petrochemical derivatives and commodities chemicals.
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) manufactures para-diethylbenzene (PDEB) at one of its plants by alkylation of ethylbenzene (EB) with ethylene, using RIL's own technology and super-selective catalyst.
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