DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS

Assistant Professor

DR. ARNAB RIT

Biography

After graduating from IIT Kharagpur in 2007, Dr. Rit has earned his doctorate degree in Organometallic Chemistry in 2011 from WWU Muenster, Germany. After that, he was a post-doctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen, Germany for about 2 years and Marie-Curie post-doctoral fellow for one and half year at the University of Oxford. In December 2015 he joined IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor.

Education

  • 2011 – Ph. D from WWE Muenster, Germany
  • 2007 – M. Sc from IIT, Kharagpur
  • 2005 – B. Sc from University of Calcutta

Research Interests

  • Synthesis, structure, and reactivity (catalytic application) of multifunctional N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) based organometallic compounds
  • Development of new ligand systems for polynuclear compounds–cooperativity among metal centres
  • Main Group compounds for small molecule activation

Representative Publications

    “Effect of Ancillary Ligand in Cyclometalated Ru (II)-NHC-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Compounds” Bauri, S.; Donthireddy, S. N. R.; Illam, P. M.; Rit, A.* Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 14852-14593.

   “AgSbF6-Catalyzed anti-Makovnikov Hydroboration of Terminal Alkynes” Mamidala, R.; Pandey, V. K.; Rit, A.* Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 989-992.

    “A Stable Heavier Group 14 Analogue of Vinylidene” Rit, A.; Campos, J.; Niu, H.; Aldridge, S.* Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 1022 – 1026.

    “Exploiting Electrostatics to Generate Unsaturation: Oxidative Ge = E Bond Formation Using a Non π – Donor Stabilized [R(L)Ge:]+ Cation” Rit, A.* Tirfoin, R.; Aldridge, S.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 378 – 382.

    “Molecular Zinc Dihydride Stabilized by N – Heterocyclic Carbenes’’ Rit, A.; Spaniol, T. P.; Maron, L.;* Okuda, J.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4664 – 4667.

 

DR. ARNAB RIT

Assistant Professor
arnabrit@iitm.ac.in
+91-44-2257-4205
  • CYB 315, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036
  • INDIA

Honors and Rewards

  • INSPIRE Faculty award by DST (2016)
  • Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford, UK (2014)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship by the “Seleca” International Research Training Programme and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (2011 - 2013)
  • Awarded prestigious “summa cum laude” (highest honor) for the PhD thesis and defense
  • PhD Fellowship by International NRW Graduate School of Chemistry (GSC - MS), WWU Muenster, Germany
  • CSIR JRF/ NET and GATE in chemistry, 2007

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