Publications


2021

28. A. Kumar*, J. Luk, Catalytic Hydrogenation of Urea Derivatives and Polyureas, Eur. J. Org. Chem, 2021, 32, 4546. Invited contribution to the EaStCHEM Research School themed issue (Selected as the ‘Very Important Paper’).

27. A. Kumar*, D. Armstrong, G. Peters, M. Nagala, S. Shirran, Direct Synthesis of Polyureas from the Dehydrogenative Coupling of Diamines and Methanol, Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 6153-6156.

26. A. Kumar*, C. Gao, Homogeneous Catalysis for Circular Chemistry – Using Waste as a Resource, ChemCatChem, 2021, 13, 1105-1134.


2020

25. A. Kumar, D. Milstein, Recent Advances in the Applications of Metal-Ligand Cooperation via Dearomatization and Aromatization of Pincer Complexes, Book Chapter, Topics in Organometallic Chemistry, 2020.

24. A. Kumar, N. von-Wolff, M. Rauch, Y. Q-Zou, G. Shmul, G. Leitus, L. Avram, D. Milstein, Hydrogenative Depolymerization of Nylons, J. Am. Chem, Soc., 2020, 142,14267. 

23. M. Rauch, S. Kar, A. Kumar, G. Leitus, L. Avram, L. J. W. Shimon, D. Milstein, Metal-ligand cooperation facilitates bond activation and catalytic hydrogenation with zinc pincer complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 14513

22. U. K. Das, T. Janes, A. Kumar,  D. Milstein, Manganese Catalyzed Selective Hydrogenation of Cyclic Imides to Diols and AminesGreen Chem., 2020, 22, 3079

21. S. Kar, M. Rauch, A. Kumar, G. Leitus, Y. Ben-David, D. Milstein, Selective Room-Temperature Hydrogenation of Amides to Amines and Alcohols Catalyzed by a Ruthenium Pincer Complex and Mechanistic Insight, ACS Catal, 2020, 10, 5511-5515.

20. P. Daw, A. Kumar, D. Oren, N. Angel Espinosa-Jalapa, D. Srimani, Y. Diskin-Posner, G. Leitus, L. J. W. Shimon, R. Carmieli,Y. Ben-David and D. Milstein, Redox Non-Innocent Nature of Acridine-based Pincer Complexes of 3d-Metals and C-C Bond Formation, Organometallics, 2020, 39, 2, 279-285.

2019

19. A. Kumar, P. Daw, N. A. Espinosa-Jalapa, G. Leitus, L. Shimon, Y. Ben-David, D. Milstein. CO2 activation by manganese pincer complexes through different modes of metal-ligand cooperation, Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 14580-14584. (Breaking bonds over many timescales: in celebration of Robin Perutz’s 70th birthday)

18. U. K. Das, A. Kumar, Y.Ben-David, M. Iron, D. Milstein, Manganese Catalysed Hydrogenation of Carbamates and Urea-derivatives, J. Am, Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 12962-12966.

16. A. Kumar, S. Chakraborty, T. Janes, R. Carmieli, Y. Diskin-Posner, D. Milstein, C−C Bond Formation of Benzyl Alcohols and Alkynes Using a Catalytic Amount of KOtBu: Unusual Regioselectivity through a Radical Mechanism. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3373-3377.

2018

15. A. Kumar, T. Janes, N. A. E. Jalapa, D. Milstein, Selective Hydrogenation of Cyclic Imides to Diols and Amines and its Application in the Development of a New Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 7453.

14. A. Kumar, T. Janes, N. A. E. Jalapa, D. Milstein, Manganese catalysed hydrogenation of organic carbonates to methanol and alcohols. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 12076.

13. A. Kumar, M. Feller, Y. Diskin Posner, D. Milstein, Formal oxidative addition of a C-H bond by a 16e- iridium (I) complex involves metal-ligand cooperativity. Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 5365.

12. P. Daw, A. Kumar, N. A. E. Jalapa, Y. Diskin- Posner, Y. Ben-David, D. Milstein, Synthesis of Pyrazines and Quinoxalines via Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling Routes Catalyzed by Manganese Pincer Complexes. ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 7734.

11. J. Turner, N. Chilton, A. Kumar, G. Whittell, A. Colebatch, H. I. Sparkes, A. S. Weller, I. Manners, Iron Precatalysts with Bulky Tri(t‐butyl)cyclopentadienyl Ligands for the Dehydrocoupling of Dimethylamine‐Borane. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 5450.

2017

10. X. Wang, T. N. Hooper, A Kumar, I. K. Priest, Y. Sheng, T. O. M. Samuels, S. Wang, A. W. Robertson, M. Pacios, H. Bhaskaran, A. S. Weller, Oligomeric Aminoborane Precursors for the Chemical Vapour Deposition Growth of Few-Layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride. Cryst. Eng. Commun. 2017, 19, 285.

09. N. A. E. Jalapa, A. Kumar, G. Leitus, Y. Diskin Posner and D. Milstein, Synthesis of cyclic Imides by acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of diols and amines catalyzed by a manganese pincer complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017,139, 11722.

08. A. Kumar, N. A. E. Jalapa, G. Leitus, Y. Diskin Posner and D. Milstein, Direct synthesis of amides by the dehydrogenative coupling of amines with alcohols or esters catalysed by a new manganese pincer complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 14992.

2016

07. A. Kumar, N. Beatie, S. D. Pike, S. A. Macgregor, A. S. Weller, The simplest amino-borane BH2=NH2 trapped on a Rh2 dimer. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 6651.

06. A. Kumar, I. Priest, T. N. Hooper, A. S. Weller, Variable Coordination Modes and Catalytic Dehydrogenation of a B-Phenyl Amine-Borane, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 6183.

05. A. Kumar, J. Ishibashi, T. N. Hooper, S-Y. Liu, A. S. Weller, The synthesis, characterization and dehydrogenation of sigma-complexes of BN-cyclohexanes, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 310.

2012-2015

04. S. Bakthavatsalam, A. Sarkar, S. Jain, A. Kumar, A. Datta, Tuning macro-cycles to design “Turn-on” fluorescence sensors for Manganese (II), Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 2605.

02. A. Kumar, H. C. Johnson, T. N. Hooper, A. S. Weller, A. G. Algarra and S. A. Macgregor, Multiple metal-bound oligomers from Ir-catalyzed dehydropolymerisation of H3B∙NH3 as probed by experiment and computation, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 2546.

01. R. Rajan, B. P. Babu, A. Kumar, R. R. Paul, C. R. Sinu, E. Suresh and V. Nair, A Facile Multicomponent Reaction Involving Isoquinoline, Dimethyl Allenedicarboxylate and 2-Oxo-1H-indol-3-ylidenesSynthesis 2012, 44, 417.

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