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

  • Rohit Kumar, Milan Kumar Bisai, Shailja Jain, Kumar Vanka* And Sakya S. Sen*, Deoxygenative hydroboration of primary and secondary amides: A catalyst- free and solvent-free approach, Chem. Commun., 57, 10596 - 10599 (2021).
  • Milan Kumar Bisai, Tamal Das, Kumar Vanka, Rajesh G. Gonnade And Sakya S. Sen*, Unsymmetrical sp2-sp3 Disilenes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 20706 - 20710 (2021).
    Selected as HOT Paper
  • Moumita Pait, Gargi Kundu, Srinu Thothadi, Suvendu Karak, Shailja Jain, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, C-F Bond Activation by a Saturated N-Heterocyclic Carbene: Mesoionic Compound Formation and Adduct Formation with B(C6F5)3, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 2804 - 2808 (2019).
    Equal contribution from the first two authors
  • 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).
  • Sanjukta Pahar, Suvendu Karak, Moumita Pait, K. Vipin Raj, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Access to Silicon(II)- and Germanium(II)-Indium Compounds, Organometallics., 37, 1206 - 1213 (2018).
  • Milan Kumar Bisai, Tamal Das, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Easily accessible lithium compounds catalyzed mild and facile hydroboration and cyanosilylation of aldehydes and ketones, Chem. Commun., 54, 6843 - 6846 (2018).
    This work is part of the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
  • V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, Nasrina Parvin, K. Vipin Raj, Kumar Vanka* And Sakya S. Sen*, C(sp3)–F, C(sp2)–F and C(sp3)–H bond activation at silicon(II) center, Chem. Commun., 53, 9850 - 9853 (2017).
  • 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).
  • V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, Milan Kumar Bisai, Tamal Das And Sakya S. Sen*, Metal free mild and selective aldehyde cyanosilylation by a neutral penta-coordinate silicon compound, Chem. Commun., 53, 6910 - 6913 (2017).
  • Sandeep Yadav, Ekta Sangtani, Diksha Dhawan, Rajesh G. Gonnade, Debashree Ghosh* And Sakya S. Sen*, Unprecedented solvent induced inter-conversion between monomeric and dimeric silylene-zinc iodide adducts, Dalton Transactions., 46, 11418 - 11424 (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).
  • 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

Research Interest

  • Organometallic Chemistry

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