35. C. N. Brodie, A. Owen, J. Kolb, M. Buehl,* A. Kumar,* Synthesis of Polyethyleneimines from the Manganese Catalyzed Coupling of Ethylene Glycol and Ethylenediamine, 2023, ChemRxiv, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-nk1c0.

34. A. McLuskie, C. N. Brodie, M. Tricarico, C. Gao, G. Peters, C. Logan, J.-C. Tan,* A. Kumar, * Manganese Catalysed Dehydrogenative Synthesis of Polyureas from Diformamide and Diamines, 2023, ChemRxivm DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-kkkpt.


33. R. Haas, L. J. Kaufer, C. Gao, A. McLuskie, G. Peters, A. Kumar,* D. Schröder* Polyureas as SEI-forming Additives for Li Metal Anodes, 2022, ChemRxiv, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-ll9p1.

32. C. Mishra*, N. Wolff*, A. Tripathi, E. Bremond, A. Preiss, A. Kumar* Predicting Ruthenium Catalysed Hydrogenation of Esters Using Machine Learning, ChemRxiv, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-t1zsn.

31. M. Feller, C. Gunanathan, A. Kumar, R. Langer, M. Montag, T. Schaub, M. Vogt, T. Zell David Milstein: Shaping Organometallic Catalysis Over Five Decades, 2022, Chemistry Views, Wiley.

30. A. Owen, A. Preiss, A. McLuskie, C. Gao, G. Peters, M. Buehl*, A. Kumar* Manganese Catalysed Dehydrogenative Synthesis of Urea Derivatives and Polyureas, ACS Catal, 2022, 12, 6923-6933.

29. A. Kumar*, P. Daw*, D. Milstein*, Homogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Energy: Hydrogen and Methanol Economies, Fuels from Biomass, and Related Topics, Chem. Rev., 2022, 1, 385-441.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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