Visiting Faculty
Chemical Sciences
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Academic Details:

  • Visiting Assistant Professor: Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER Berhampur), January 2019 - Present
  • Sub-Group Leader/Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (April 2016- Jan 2019): Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany (Advisor : Prof. Dr. Matthias Tamm, Vice Dean)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (April 2013-March 2016): Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany (Advisor : Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Tamm, Vice Dean)
  • Dr. rer. nat in Chemistry (Ph.D in Organometallic Chemistry) (2009-2013): Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (GSCB), Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (Advisor : Prof. Dr. Roland A Fischer, Vice President of the German Research Foundation, (DFG), Academic Director, Catalysis Research Centre, Technical University Munich,Germany)
  • Second Master’s Thesis (2008)/Research Fellow: Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University Bonn, Germany
  • Master of Science in Chemistry: Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India,(IIT-Madras)
Research Interest:

  • Main-Group and Transition Metal Organometallic Chemistry
  • Topics :
    • Synthetic Main-Group and Transition Metal Organometallic Chemistry and Their Applications in the Homogeneous Catalysis and Materials Sciences. Design of unusual Low valent Species for the Main Purpose of their use as new Precursors for Materials Science.
    • Design and Isolation of Novel Group 14 Element (C, Si, Ge, Sn and Pb) Based Ligands
    • Rational Design of New Ligands for the Isolation of Bimetallic (Main-Group and Transition Metal Complexes) and their use in Cooperative Catalysis
    • Novel Reactivity aspects of N-heterocyclic Carbenes
    • Design of Water Soluble Organometallic Complexes and Their Relevance to Green Catalysis

  • Access and Unprecedented Reaction Pathways of Li/Cl Phosphinidenoid Iron(0) Complexes
    A. Schmer, N. Volk, A. Doddi, G. Schnakenburg, A. Espinosa Ferao, R. Streubel

  • N-heterocyclic Carbene Supported Main-Group Adducts and their use as Ligands in Transition Metal Chemistry
    A. Doddi, M. Peters and M. Tamm
    Chem. Rev. 2019,00-00,0, in press (Impact factor. 52.6).

  • Synthesis and Structures of Rh(I) and Ir(I) Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Phosphinidene Adducts
    A. Doddi,* D. Bockfeld, M. Tamm (*as corresponding cum first author)
    Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2019, 645, 44-49 (IF; 1.17).

  • A Modular Approach to Carbene-Stabilized Diphosphorus Species
    A. Doddi, T. Bannenberg, D. Bockfeld, M. K. Zaretzke and M. Tamm
    Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 15859-15864 (IF; 4.029, No of citations; 5).

  • N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Stabilised Arsinidene (AsH)
    A. Doddi, M. Weinhart, A. Hinz, D. Bockfeld, J. M. Goicoechea, M. Scheer and M. Tamm
    Chem. Comm., 2017, 53, 6069-6072 (IF; 6.290, No of citations; 19)
    Featured on cover

  • N-heterocyclic Carbene-Phosphinidene and Carbene-Phopshinidenide Transition Metal Complexes
    M. Peters#, A. Doddi, # T. Bannenburg, M. Freytag, P. G. Jones and M. Tamm
    Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 10785-10793.(IF; 4.88, no of citations; 4). # Both authors equally contributed

  • Transition Metal Carbonyl Complexes and Electron Donating Properties of N heterocyclic Carbene-Phosphinidene Adducts
    D. Bockfeld, A. Doddi, P. G. Jones and M. Tamm
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 3704–3712.
    Selected for the cover picture and cover profile of the issue (IF; 2.44, No of citations;14).

  • N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Phosphinidene Complexes of the Coinage Metals
    A. Doddi, D. Bockfeld, A. Nasr, P. G. Jones and M. Tamm
    Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 16178-16189. (IF; 5.31, No. of citations; 23).

  • N-Heterocyclic Carbene Phosphinidyne Transition Metal Complexes
    A. Doddi, D. Bockfeld, T. Bannenburg, Peter. G. Jones and M. Tamm
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13568–1357; Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 13786-13790 (IF;12.102, No. of citations; 46).
    Highlight in Nachrichten aus der Chemie (Monthly Science Magazine in Germany), 63, March 2015, P 243

  • Low Valent Ge2 and Ge4 Species Trapped by N-Heterocyclic Gallylene
    A. Doddi, C. Gemel, M. Winter, R. A. Fischer, C. Goedecke,H. S. Rezpa, G. Frenking
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 450-454; Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 468-472 (IF; 12.102, No. of citations; 31).

  • Colloidal Nickel/Gallium Nano alloys obtained from Organometallic Precursors in Conventional organic Solvents and in ionic liquids: Noble-metal-free Alkyne Semi hydrogenation Catalysts
    K. Schütte, A. Doddi, C. Kroll, H. Meyer, C. Wiktor, C. Gemel, G. V. Tendeloo, R. A. Fischer, C. Janiak
    Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 5532-5544 (IF; 7.22, No. of citations; 33).

  • N-Heterocyclic Gallylene Supported Organoruthenium Derivatives: Synthesis, Structure and C–H bond Cleavage
    A. Doddi, G. Prabusankar, C. Gemel, M. Winter and R. A. Fischer
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 3601-3615 (IF; 2.44, No. of citations; 2).

  • Coordination Complexes of TiX4 (X = F, Cl) with Sterically Bulky N-heterocyclic Carbene: Syntheses, Characterization and Molecular Structures
    A. Doddi, C. Gemel, R. W. Seidel, M. Winter and R. A. Fischer
    Polyhedron 2013, 52, 1103-1108 (IF; 2.06, No. of citations; 14).

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Dianionic hexacoordinate Silicon (IV) Complexes of Substituted Catechols, Flavones and Fluorone: X-ray Crystal Structures of [(n-C3H7)2NH2)]2[(Cl4C6O2)3Si].3CH3CNand [(n-C3H7)2NH2)]2[(Br4C6O2)3Si].2(CH3)2SO
    A. Doddi, J. V. Kingston, V. Ramkumar, M. Suzuki, M. Hojo, M. N. Sudheendra Rao
    Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements. 2012, 187(3), 342-356 (IF; 0.674).

  • Synthesis and Structure of New Compounds with Pt–Ga Bonds: Insertion of the bulky Gallium (I) Bisimidinate Ga(DDP) into Pt–Cl bond
    A. Doddi, C. Gemel, R. W. Seidel, M. Winter and R. A. Fischer
    J. Organomet. Chem. 2011,696, 2635-2640 (IF; 2.17, No. of citations; 3).

  • P–P Bond Activation of P4 Tetrahedron by Group 13 Carbenoid and its Bis Molybdenum Pentacarbonyl Adduct
    G. Prabusankar, A. Doddi, C. Gemel, M. Winter and R. A. Fischer
    Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 7976–7980 (IF; 4.70, No. of citations 34).

  • Linear Coinage Metal Complexes Stabilized by a Group 13 Metalloid Ligand
    G. Prabusankar, S. G. Gallardo, A. Doddi, C. Gemel, M. Winter and R. A. Fischer
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 4415–4418 (IF; 2.94, No. of citations 7).

  • Synthesis and characterization of aminophosphine derivatives of Molybdenum hexacarbonyl. X-ray structure determination of Mo(CO)5(C5H10N)3P, Mo(CO)5{Ph(OC4H8N)2P} and Mo(CO)5{Ph[(i-C3H7)2N][OC4H8N]P}
    A. Luiz. T, A. Doddi, B. Varghese and M. N. Sudheendra Rao
    Transition Met. Chem. 2008, 33(6), 745-750 (IF; 1.358, No. of citations; 2).

  • Cis-bis[(benzyl)(methyl)(phenyl)phosphine]tetra(carbonyl)molybdenum(0)
    A. Doddi,T. A. Luiz, V. Ramkumar and M. N. Sudheendra Rao
    Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, m 2727 (IF; 0.347, No. of citations-1).

  • Dicyclohexylamino)(Phenyl)(Piperdino)phosphine
    A. Luiz. T, A. Doddi, B. Varghese and M. N. Sudheendra Rao
    Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, o3449(IF; 0.347).

  • r-2,c-6-Bis(4-bromophenyl)-t-3,t-5-dimethyltetrahydropyran-4-one
    P. Parthiban, M. Umamaheswari, A. Doddi, V. Ramkumar, S. Kabilan
    Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, o4373(IF; 0.347, No. of citations; 1).

  • r-2,c-6-Bis(m-fluorophenyl)t-3,t-5-dimethylpiperidin-4-one
    S. Ramachandran, P. Parthiban, A. Doddi, V. Ramkumar, S. Kabilan
    Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, o4559(IF; 0.347, No. of citations; 4).

  • A new synthetic route to cyclophosphadithiatriazenes: synthesis and X-ray structural characterization of the first spirocycle containing thiadiazaphosphetidine and phosphadithiatriazene heterocycles
    J. Gopalakrishna, B. Varghese B, A. Doddi, M. N. Sudheendra Rao
    Appl. Organometal. Chem. 2006, 20 (12), 880-885 (IF; 2.248, No. of citations-6).

  • Book Chapter
    • Contributed to a book chapter in titled “Experiments in Green and Sustainable Chemistry” Edited by H. W. Roesky and D. K. Kennepohl, Jean-Marie Lehn, WILEY-VCH, 2009: Title of the chapter; Encapsulated silicon in hypervalent Coordination-Synthesis and synthetic transformations, p 149-157.
      A.Doddi and M. N. Sudheendra Rao
Honors & Awards:

  • Ramanujan Fellowship-2019 by SERB, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • 2nd time secured a travel fellowship by the DAAD to attend the International Conference “ICOMC-2018, held in Florence, Italy from 15–20th July, 2018
  • Secured a travel fellowship (by the DAAD to attend International Conference “ICOMC-2014, Sapporo in Japan held on 13–18th July, 2014
Teaching Experiences:

  • Currently Teaching a Course titled "Chemistry of Transition Metals (CHM 302)" for BS-MS, IISER Berhampur.
  • Subgroup In-charge: Assisted in the supervision of doctoral/Masters and Bachelor students, TU Braunschweig in the research group of Prof. Dr. Matthias Tamm.
  • Bachelor theses supervised: 1 (Stephanie Felten)
Reviewing Experience:

  • Assisted in reviewing several scientific papers (Angew. Chem, JACS, Organometallics, Dalton Trans, Chem. Eur J, Chem Soc Reviews) of high impact factor from reputed international journals.