Selected Publications

  • "[(PPh3)2NiCl2]-Catalyzed C–N Bond Formation Reaction via Borrowing Hydrogen Strategy: Access to Diverse Secondary Amines and Quinolines" S. N. R. Donthireddy, Vipin K. Pandey, and Arnab Rit* J. Org. Chem. 2021

  • "Hetero- and Homobimetallic Complexes Bridged by a Bis(NHC) Ligand: Synthesis via Selective Sequential Metalation and  Catalytic Applications in Tandem Organic Transformations" Rajeev C. Nishad, Shashi Kumar, and Arnab Rit*,

     Organometallics 2021, 40, 915-926.

  • "Silver-Catalyzed Hydroboration of C–X (X = C, O, N) Multiple Bonds" Vipin K. Pandey, Chandra Shekhar Tiwari, and Arnab Rit*, Org. Lett. 202123, 1681-1686

  • "Atom‐Economic Alk(en)ylations of Esters, Amides, and Methyl Heteroarenes Utilizing Alcohols Following Dehydrogenative Strategies" S. N. R. Donthireddy, Chandra Shekhar Tiwari, Shashi Kumar, Dr. Arnab Rit*, Asian J. Org. Chem. 2021, 10, 464-484 ("Early Career Special Collection")

  • "Self-Assembly of Benzimidazole Derived Tris-NHC Ligands and AgI-ions to Hexanuclear Organometallic Cages and Their  Unusual Transmetalation Chemistry" Rajeev C. Nishad, Arnab Rit*, Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27, 594-599.

  • "Naphthyl-Derived Orthometalated RuII-NHC Complexes: Effect of the NHC Donors and/or Substitution Pattern on Their  Synthesis and Catalytic Activity" Somnath Bauri,  Anirban Mallik  and  Arnab Rit*, Organometallics, 2020, 39, 3362-3374.

  • “Transition metal complexes of a bis(carbene) ligand featuring 1,2,4-triazolin-5-ylidene donors: structural diversity and catalytic applications”  Vivek Kumar Singh, S. N. R. Donthireddy, Praseetha Mathoor Illam, and Arnab Rit,* Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 11958-11970. 

  • “Catalyst- and solvent-free efficient access to N-alkylated amines via reductive amination using HBpin” Vipin K. Pandey, Somnath Bauri, and Arnab Rit,* Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020, 18, 3853-3857.

  • “Activation of protic, hydridic and apolar E-H bonds by a boryl-substituted Ge(II) cation” R. J. Morgan, Arnab Rit, C. P. Sindlinger, R. Tirfoin, J. Campos, J. Hicks, K. E. Chirstensen, H, Niu, and S. Aldridge, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 306-315.

  • “Ruthenium(II) complexes of heteroditopic N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: efficient catalysts for C-N Bond Formations       via hydrogen borrowing strategy under solvent-free conditions” S. N. Donthireddy, Praseetha M. Illam, and Arnab Rit,* Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 1835-1847.

  • “Heteroditopic Ru(II)- and Ir(III)-NHC complexes with pendant 1,2,3-triazole/triazolylidene groups: stereoelectronic   impact on transfer hydrogenation of unsaturated compounds” Praseetha M. Illam, S. N. Donthireddy, Sayantan Chakrabartty, and Arnab Rit,*Organometallics 2019, 38, 2610-2623.

  • “Zinc dihydride and mixed halo hydrides supported by an N-heterocyclic carbene” Arnab Rit, Ann-Kristin Wiegand, Debabrata Mukherjee, Thomas P. Spaniol, and Jun Okuda, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 1114-1119.

  • “Effect of ancillary ligand in cyclometalated Ru(II)-NHC-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of unsaturated compounds”

      Somnath Bauri, S. N. R. Donthireddy, Praseetha M. Illam, and Arnab Rit,* Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 14582-14593.

  • “A Stable heavier group 14 analogue of vinylidene” Arnab Rit, Jesús Campos, Haoyu Niu, and Simon Aldridge*, Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 1022-1026. (This work was highlighted in Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 993-995)

  • “Catalytic B-N dehydrogenation using frustrated lewis pairs: evidence for a chain-growth coupling mechanism”

      Zhenbo Mo, Arnab Rit, Jesús Campos, E. L. Kolychev, and Simon Aldridge,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 3306-3309.

  • “Molecular zinc hydrides”

      Ann-Kristin Wiegand, Arnab Rit, and Jun Okuda,* Coord. Chem. Rev. 2016, 314, 71-82.

  • “Exploiting electrostatics to generate unsaturation: oxidative Ge=E bond formation using a non π-donor   stabilized [R(L)Ge:]+ cation”

      Arnab Rit*, Rémi Tirfoin, and Simon Aldridge,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 378-382.

  • “Facile reversibility by design: tuning small molecule capture and activation by single component frustrated lewis pairs”  Zhenbo Mo, Eugene L. Kolychev, Arnab Rit, Jesús Campos, Haoyu Niu, and Simon Aldridge,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 12227-12230.

  • “A cationic zinc hydride cluster stabilized by an N-heterocyclic carbene: synthesis, reactivity and hydrosilylation catalysis”

      Arnab Rit, A. Zanardi, T. P. Spaniol, L. Maron, and Jun Okuda,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 13273-13277.

  • “Dinuclear zinc hydride supported by an anionic bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) ligand”                                                                     Arnab Rit, Thomas P. Spaniol, and Jun Okuda,* Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 612-619.

  • “Mixed alkyl hydrido complexes of zinc: synthesis, structure, and reactivity”

      Arnab Rit, Thomas P. Spaniol, Laurent Maron, and Jun Okuda,* Organometallics 2014, 33, 2039-3047.

  • “Molecular zinc dihydride stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes’’

      Arnab Rit, Thomas P. Spaniol, Laurent Maron, and Jun Okuda,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4664-4667.

  • “Polynuclear architectures with di- and tricarbene ligands’’

      Arnab Rit, Tania Pape, and F. Ekkehardt Hahn,* Organometallics 2011, 30, 6393-6401.

      (This paper was featured as cover article of the 23rd issue of 2011)

  • “Supramolecular structures from polycarbene ligands and transition metal ions’’

      Arnab Rit, Tania Pape, Alexander Hepp, and F. Ekkehardt Hahn,* Organometallics 2011, 30, 334-347.

  • “Self-assembly of molecular cylinders from polycarbene ligands and Ag(I) or Au(I)”

      Arnab Rit, Tania Pape, and F. Ekkehardt Hahn,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 4572-4573.

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