Pokhraj Ghosh

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Cobalt(ii)-complex catalyzes efficiently the intramolecular C-N and C-O cross-couplings of Z-N'-(2-halophenyl)-N-phenylamidines and N-(2-bromophenyl)benzamides to afford the corresponding substituted benzimidazoles and benzoxazoles in the presence of K(2)CO(3) at moderate temperature. The protocol is general, air stable and affords the products selectively(More)
The present work focuses on the current interest in diyne bridged chromophores necessitating a clearer understanding of the photophysics of such molecules. The significance of the diyne moiety in the photophysics has been investigated by synthesizing simple substituted diphenyl butadiynyl derivatives following a quick and efficient microwave assisted(More)
The control of aggregation at sulfur by metallodithiolates (MN2S2) has made them prime candidates as building blocks for the synthesis of biomimetics of various bimetallic enzyme active sites, with reactivity consequences implicating redox control by both metal centers. Recent studies of MN2S2 (M = Ni2+, Fe(NO)2+) bound to [(η5-C5H5)Fe(CO)]+ as(More)
The hydrogen evolution reaction, as catalyzed by two electrocatalysts [M(N2S2)·Fe(NO)2]+, [Fe-Fe]+ (M = Fe(NO)) and [Ni-Fe]+ (M = Ni) was investigated by computational chemistry. As nominal models of hydrogenase active sites, these bimetallics feature two kinds of actor ligands: Hemilabile, MN2S2 ligands and redox-active, nitrosyl ligands, whose interplay(More)
Synthetic analogues and computationally assisted structure-function analyses have been used to explore the features that control proton-electron and proton-hydride coupling in electrocatalysts inspired by the [NiFe]-hydrogenase active site. Of the bimetallic complexes derived from aggregation of the dithiolato complexes MN2S2 (N2S2 = bismercaptoethane(More)
The quenched fluorescent intensity of a copper(II) complex, 1, of a fluorescent ligand, in degassed methanol or aqueous (buffered at pH 7.2) solution, was found to reappear on exposure to nitric oxide. Thus, it can function as a fluorescence based nitric oxide sensor. It has been found that the present complex can be used to sense nanomolar quantities of(More)
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