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Debabrata Mukherjee

Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: d.mukherjee [at]

All Publications:

  1. 2019."Hydridoaluminates and hydridoborates of lithium stabilized by a Cyclen-derived NNNN-Type macrocyclic ligand." J. Organomet. Chem., 854, 39-42
  2. 2019."Cationic magnesium hydride [MgH]+ stabilized by an NNNN-type macrocycle." Chem. Commun., 55, 3199-3202
  3. 2018."A Masked Cuprous Hydride as a Catalyst for Carbonyl Hydrosilylation in Aqueous Solutions." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 1818-1822
  4. 2018."Hydrido Complexes of Calcium: A New Family of Molecular Alkaline?Earth?Metal Compounds." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 9590-9602
  5. 2018."The Nature of the Heavy Alkaline Earth Metal–Hydrogen Bond: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Cationic Strontium Hydride Cluster." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 3403-3411
  6. 2018."A monoanionic NNNN-type macrocyclic ligand for electropositive metal centers." Chem. Commun., 54, 2701-2714
  7. 2018."Zinc Dihydride and Mixed Halo Hydrides Supported by an N?Heterocyclic Carbene." Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2018, 1114-1119
  8. 2017."Molecular Magnesium Hydrides." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 1458-1473
  9. 2017."Mononuclear Alkali Metal Organoperoxides Stabilized by an NNNN?Macrocycle and Short Hydrogen Bonds from ROOH Molecules." Chem. Eur. J., 23, 17213
  10. Mukherjee, Debabrata. 2017."Ligand Influence on Carbonyl Hydroboration Catalysis by Alkali Metal Hydridotriphenylborates [(L)M][HBPh3] (M=Li, Na, K)." Chem. Eur. J., 23, 14292
  11. 2017."Group 2 metal (Mg, Ca, Sr) silylamides supported by a cyclen-derived macrocyclic polyamine." Dalton Trans., 46, 8451-8457
  12. 2017."Facile ring-opening of THF at a lithium center induced by a pendant Si–H bond and BPh3." Dalton Trans., 46, 8017-8021
  13. 2017."Me6TREN-Supported Alkali Metal Hydridotriphenylborates [(L)M][HBPh3] (M = Li, Na, K): Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity." Organometallics, 36, 3029-3034
  14. 2017."Zinc hydridotriphenylborates supported by a neutral macrocyclic polyamine." Dalton Trans., 46, 6183
  15. 2017."Ring-opening of cyclic ethers by aluminum hydridotriphenylborate." Chem. Commun., 53, 3493-3496
  16. 2016."Unexpected alkane elimination from cationic group 13 dialkyls in a reaction with a macrocyclic polyamine." Dalton Trans., 46, 651-655
  17. 2016."Magnesium hydridotriphenylborate [Mg(thf)6][HBPh3]2: a versatile hydroboration catalyst." Chem. Commun., 52, 13155
  18. 2016."Chemoselective Reduction of Tertiary Amides to Amines Catalyzed by Triphenylborane." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 13326
  19. 2016."Alkali Metal Hydridotriphenylborates [(L)M][HBPh3] (M = Li, Na, K): Chemoselective Catalysts for Carbonyl and CO2 Hydroboration." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 10790
  20. 2016."Synthesis and Oxidation Catalysis of [Tris(oxazolinyl)borato]cobalt(II) Scorpionates." Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 2486
  21. Mukherjee, Debabrata. 2016."Selective Metal?Free Hydrosilylation of CO2 Catalyzed by Triphenylborane in Highly Polar, Aprotic Solvents." Chem. Eur. J., 22, 7730
  22. Mukherjee, Debabrata. 2015."Magnesium-Catalyzed Mild Reduction of Tertiary and Secondary Amides to Amines." ACS Catal., 5, 4219
  23. 2013."Magnesium-catalyzed hydroboration of esters: evidence for a new zwitterionic mechanism." Chem. Sci., 5, 959
  24. 2012."Divergent reaction pathways of tris(oxazolinyl)borato zinc and magnesium silyl compounds." Chem. Commun., 49, 4334
  25. 2012."Remarkably Robust Monomeric Alkylperoxyzinc Compounds from Tris(oxazolinyl)boratozinc Alkyls and O2." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 13018
  26. 2011."Abstraction of ?-hydrogenvs.alkyl groups in reactions of dialkylzinc compounds and bis(oxazolinyl)borane." Chem. Commun., 48, 464
  27. 2011."Anodic electrochemistry of Mn and Re tricarbonyl complexes of tris(oxazolinyl)phenyl borateligands: comparison to tris(pyrazolyl) borate complexes." New. J. Chem., 35, 2169
  28. 2011."Coordinatively Saturated Tris(oxazolinyl)borato Zinc Hydride-Catalyzed Cross Dehydrocoupling of Silanes and Alcohols." ACS Catal., 1, 698
  29. 2010."Conversion of a Zinc Disilazide to a Zinc Hydride Mediated by LiCl." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 7582