Sakya S. Sen

Sakya S. Sen

Catalysis Division

About Me

Professional Experience

Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow (2011-2013) at the University of Würzburg, Germany, with Prof. Holger Braunschweig

Topic: Probing novel bonding modes between main group elements and transition metals

Post-doctoral research fellow (2010-2011), at the University of Göttingen, Germany with Prof. Herbert W. Roesky

Topic: Activation of small molecules by functionalized silylenes

Ph.D., (2006-2010) Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Germany (summa kum laude) with Prof. Herbert W. Roesky

Dissertation: Preparation and reactions of compounds with heavier group 14 elements in low oxidation states.

Selected Publications

  • Sandeep Yadav, Ruchi Dixit, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Beyond Hydrofunctionalization: A Well-Defined Calcium Compound Catalyzed Mild and Efficient Carbonyl Cyanosilylation, Chem. Eur. J., 24, 1269 - 1273 (2018).
  • Milan Kumar Bisai, Sanjukta Pahar, Tamal Das, Kumar Vanka* And Sakya S. Sen*, Transition metal free catalytic hydroboration of aldehydes and aldimines by amidinato silane, Dalton Trans., 46, 2420 - 2424 (2017).
  • Sandeep Yadav, Sanjukta Pahar And Sakya S. Sen*, Benz-amidinato calcium iodide catalyzed aldehyde and ketone hydroboration with unprecedented functional group tolerance, Chem. Commun., 53, 4562 - 4564 (2017).
  • Sandeep Yadav, Sumana Saha And Sakya S. Sen*, Compounds having Low-Valent p-Block Elements for Small Molecule Activation and Catalysis, ChemCatChem., 8, 486 - 501 (2016).
  • V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, Sandeep Yadav, Shiv Pal, Tamal das, Kumar Vanka* And Sakya S. Sen*, Facile access to a Ge(II) dication stabilized by isocyanides, Chem. Commun., 52, 7890 - 7892 (2016).
  • V S V S N Swamy, Shiv Pal, Shabana Khan* And Sakya S. Sen*, Cations and dications of heavier group 14 elements in low oxidation state, Dalton Trans., 44, 12903 - 12923 (2015).
  • Johannes Brand, Holger Braunschweig, Florian Hupp, Ashwini K. Phukan, Krzysztof Radacki And Sakya S. Sen, A B–C Double Bond Unit Coordinated to Platinum: An Alkylideneboryl Ligand that is Isoelectronic to Neutral Aminoborylene Ligands, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53, 2240 - 2244 (2014).
  • Sakya S. Sen*, A Stable Silanone with a Tri-coordinate Silicon Atom: Century's Wait is Over, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53, 8820 - 8822 (2014).
    Invited Highlight
  • Sakya S. Sen, Jakob Hey, Regine Herbst-Irmer, Herbert W. Roesky And Dietmar Stalke, Striking Stability of a Substituted Silicon(II) Bis(trimethylsilyl)amide and the Facile Si-Me Bond Cleavage without a Transition Metal Catalyst, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 12311 - 12316 (2011).
  • Sakya S. Sen, Shabana Khan, Herbert W. Roesky, Daniel Kratzert, Kathrin Meindl, Julian Henn, Dietmar Stalke, Jean-Philippe Demers And Adam Lange, Zwitterionic Si-C-Si-P and Si-P-Si-P Four-membered Rings with Two Coordinate Phosphorus Atoms, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., , 2322 - 2325 (2011).
  • Sakya S. Sen, Herbert W. Roesky, Kathrin Meindl, Daniel Stern, Julian Henn, A. Claudia Stueckl And Dietmar Stalke, Synthesis, structure, and theoretical investigation of amidinato supported 1,4-disilabenzene, Chem. Commun., 46, 5873 - 5875 (2010).
  • Sakya S. Sen, Herbert W. Roesky, Daniel Stern, Julian Henn And Dietmar Stalke, High Yield Access to Silylene RSiCl (R = PhC(NtBu)2) and its Reactivity toward Alkyne: Synthesis of Stable Disilacyclobutene, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 1123 - 1126 (2010).
  • Sakya S. Sen, Anukul Jana, Herbert W. Roesky And Carola Schulzke, A Remarkable Base-Stabilized Bis(silylene) with a Silicon(I)-Silicon(I) Bond, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 8536 - 8538 (2009).

Research Interest

  • Organometallic Chemistry

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