Assistant Professor
Chemical Sciences
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Academic Details:

  • Assistant Professor: Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Berhampur, India, September 2019 - Present
  • Post-Doc: Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel , Advisor: Prof. David Milstein, 2015-2019
  • Ph.D: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India,
    Advisor: Prof. Jitendra K. Bera, 2009-2015
  • M.Sc: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India, Advisor: Prof. Jitendra K. Bera, 2007-2009
  • B.Sc: University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India, 2003-2006
Research Interest:

  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis
  • Mechanism Study of Metal-catalyzed reactions
  • Binding and Activation of Small Molecules
  • Renewable Energy

  • Prosenjit Daw, A Kumar, NA Espinosa-Jalapa, Y Ben-David, D Milstein, “Direct Synthesis of Amides by Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling of Benzyl Alcohols and Ammonia Catalyzed by a Manganese Pincer Complex: Unexpected Crucial Role of Base” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141. 12202-12206. (Impact Factor: 14.695).

  • Prosenjit Daw, Y. Ben-David, and David Milstein, “Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling using Ammonia: Direct Synthesis of N-Heteroaromatics from Diols Catalyzed by Ruthenium” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 11931-11934. (Highlighted in Synform and Synfacts). (Impact Factor: 14.695).

  • Prosenjit Daw, S. Chakraborty, J. A. Garg, Y. Ben-David, and David Milstein, “Direct Synthesis of Pyrroles by Dehydrogenative Coupling of Diols and Amines Catalyzed by Cobalt Pincer Complexes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14373. (Selected as HOT paper, highlighted in Factor: 12.257).

  • Prosenjit Daw, R. Petakamsetty, A. Sarbajna, S. Laha, R. Ramapanicker, and Jitendra K. Bera, “A Highly Efficient Catalyst for Selective Oxidative Scission of Olefins to Aldehydes: Abnormal-NHC– Ru(II) Complex in Oxidation Chemistry” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13987. (Impact Factor: 14.695).

  • Prosenjit Daw, A. Kumar, N. A. Espinosa-Jalapa, Y. Diskin-Posner, Y. Ben-David, and David Milstein, “Synthesis of Pyrazines and Quinoxalines via Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling Routes Catalyzed by Manganese Pincer Complexes” ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 7734-7741. (Impact Factor:12.221).

  • A. Kumar, T. Janes, S. Chakraborty, Prosenjit Daw, N. von Wolff, R. Carmieli, Y. Diskin-Posner, and David Milstein, “C-C Bond Formation of Benzyl Alcohols and Alkynes using Catalytic Amount of K OtBu: Unusual Regioselectivity via a Radical Mechanism” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3373-3377.(Impact Factor: 12.257)

  • S. Chakraborty, Prosenjit Daw, Y. Ben-David, and David Milstein, “Manganese Catalyzed α- Alkylation of Ketones, Esters and Amides Using Alcohols” ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 10300-10305. (Impact Factor: 12.221).

  • Prosenjit Daw, Y. Ben-David, and David Milstein, “Direct Synthesis of Benzimidazoles by Dehydrogenative Coupling of Aromatic Diamines and Alcohols Catalyzed by Cobalt” ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 7456. (Impact Factor: 12.221).

  • Prosenjit Daw, S. Chakraborty, G. Leitus, Y. Diskin-Posner, Y. Ben-David, and David Milstein, “Selective N-Formylation of Amines with H2 and CO2 Catalyzed by Cobalt Pincer Complexes” ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 2500. (Impact Factor: 12.221).

  • A. Sarbajna, I. Dutta, Prosenjit Daw, S. Dinda, S. M. W. Rahaman, A. Sarkar,and Jitendra K. Bera, “Catalytic Conversion of Alcohols to Carboxylic Acid Salts and Hydrogen with Alkaline Water” ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 2786. (Impact Factor: 12.221)

  • B. Saha, S. M. Wahidur Rahaman, Prosenjit Daw, G. Sengupta and Jitendra. K. Bera, “Metal–Ligand Cooperation on a Diruthenium Platform: Selective Imine Formation through Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling of Alcohols with Amine” Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 6542. (Impact Factor: 5.160).

  • M. Sarkar, Prosenjit Daw, T. Ghatak and Jitendra K. Bera, “Amide-Functionalized Naphthyridineson a RhII–RhII Platform: Effect of Steric Crowding, Hemilability, and Hydrogen-Bonding Interactionson the Structural Diversity and Catalytic Activity of Dirhodium(II) Complexes” Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 16537. (Impact Factor: 5.160).

  • S. Saha, Prosenjit Daw, and Jitendra K. Bera, “Oxidative Route to Abnormal NHC Compounds from Singly Bonded [M–M] (M = Ru, Rh, Pd) Precursors” Organometallics 2015, 34, 5509. (Impact Factor: 3.862).

  • Prosenjit Daw, A. Sinha, S. M. W. Rahaman, S. Dinda and Jitendra K. Bera, “Bifunctional Water Activation for Catalytic Hydration of Organonitriles” Organometallics 2012, 31, 3790. (Impact Factor: 3.862).

  • Prosenjit.Daw, T. Ghatak, H. Doucet, and J. K. Bera, “Cyclometalations on Imidazo[1,2- a][1,8]naphthyridine Framework” Organometallics 2013, 32, 4306. (Impact Factor: 3.862).

  • A. Kumar, Prosenjit Daw, N. A. E.-Jalapa, G. Leitus, L. J. W. Shimon, Y. Ben-Davida and David Milstein, “CO2 activation by manganese pincer complexes through different modes of metal–ligand cooperation” Dalton Trans., 2019, 0000. (DOI: 10.1039/c9dt03088c) (Impact Factor: 4.052).

  • A. Tyagi, S. Yadav, Prosenjit Daw, C. Ravi and J. K. Bera, “A Rh(I) Complex with an Annulated N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand for E-Selective Alkyne Hydrosilylation” Polyhedron 2019, 0000. (Impact Factor: 2.067).

  • T. Ghatak, Prosenjit Daw, M. Majumdar and Jitendra K. Bera, “Cyclometalated Ir-Sn Construct for Cyanosilylation” J. Clust. Sci. 2012, 23, 839. (Impact Factor: 1.302).

  • A. Sinha, Prosenjit. Daw, S. M. W. Rahaman, B. Saha, and Jitendra K. Bera, “A RuII‐N‐Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Complex from Metal‐Metal Singly‐Bonded Diruthenium(I) Precursor: Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Evaluation” J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 1248. (Impact Factor: 2.173).

  • A. Sinha, S. M. Wahidur Rahaman, M. Sarkar, B. Saha, Prosenjit Daw and Jitendra K. Bera,“Multifaceted Coordination of Naphthyridine - Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene: A Novel‘IrIII(C^N)(C^C)’ Compound and Its Evaluation as Transfer Hydrogenation Catalyst ” Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 11114. (Impact Factor: 4.700).

Honors & Awards:

  • Senior Postdoctoral fellowship of Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, (2018-2019)
  • Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) fellowship of the Council for Higher Education, Israel. (2015-2018)
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship (SPMF), 2009, in chemical science by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India.
  • 11th CaRLa Winter School, 2018 on Homogeneous Catalysis, organized by BASF and University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. 18-23 February, 2018. (Oral & poster presentation). 2nd Best Poster award
Teaching Experiences:

  • 2019-2020, Semester I: CHM 101 (General Chemistry)