Prasenjit Ghosh

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Complete synthetic, structural, and biomedical studies of two Pd complexes as well as Au and Ag complexes of 1-benzyl-3-tert-butylimidazol-2-ylidene are reported. Specifically, trans-[1-benzyl-3-tert-butylimidazol-2-ylidene]Pd(pyridine)Cl2 (1a) was synthesized from the reaction of 1-benzyl-3-tert-butylimidazolium chloride (1) with PdCl2 in the presence of(More)
A series of new PEPPSI (Pyridine Enhanced Precatalyst Preparation Stabilization and Initiation) themed precatalysts of abnormal N-heterocyclic carbenes for the highly desirable Cu-free and amine-free Sonogashira coupling in air in a mixed-aqueous medium is reported. Specifically, the PEPPSI themed (NHC)PdI2(pyridine) type precatalysts, 1b-4b, efficiently(More)
Synthesis, structure, bonding, and photoluminescence studies of a pair of neutral dimeric silver and gold complexes of a N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligand exhibiting closed-shell d10...d10 argentophilic and aurophilic interactions, are reported. In particular, dimeric complexes of the type(More)
A series of structurally diverse gold and silver complexes extending from ionic (NHC) 2M(+)Cl(-) (M=Au, Ag) type complexes to large 12-membered macrometallacycles have been prepared by the appropriate modification of the N-substituent of amido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes. Specifically, the ionic, [1-(R)-3-{(More)
A series of high-spin iron(III) complexes, {N-R-2-[(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)amino]acetamide}FeCl(3) [R = mesityl (1b), 2,6-Et(2)C(6)H(3) (2b), and 2,6-i-Pr(2)C(6)H(3) (3b)], that functionally emulate the intradiol catechol dioxygenase enzyme are reported. In particular, these enzyme mimics, 1b, 2b, and 3b, which utilized molecular oxygen in carrying out the(More)
Two new trans- and cis-[(NHC)(2)PdX(2)] (X=Cl, Br) complexes of N/O-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes employed in a highly convenient amine-free Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction in air in a polar mixed aqueous medium are reported. Specifically, the trans-[{1-benzyl-3-(3,3-dimethyl-2-oxobutyl)imidazol-2-ylidene}(2)PdBr(2)] (3) and(More)
Effective segmentation of offline handwritten word images of uncon-strained handwritten Bangla script is a challenging problem in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) application. Presence of a continuous horizontal line called 'Matra' is an important feature of this script. However, in unconstrained cursive handwriting, Matra can be wavy or discontinuous,(More)
We have studied the structural, elastic, and optical properties of selenium nanowires, as well as bulk selenium, by performing first-principles density functional theory calculations. The nanowires are structurally similar to bulk trigonal Se, in that they consist of hexagonal arrays of helices, though there is a slight structural rearrangement in response(More)
A series of palladium complexes of the abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene ligands of the type (a-NHC)PdI2(L) [L = NC5H5(1-3)b and PPh3(1-3)c] effectively catalyzed the Hiyama coupling of aryl bromides and iodides with PhSi(OMe)3 under the highly desired fluoride-free conditions. Interestingly enough, the pyridine based trans-(1-3)b complexes and a PPh3 derived(More)
The peculiar electrochemical and photophysical properties of porphyrin and fullerene molecules make them promising candidates for the construction of two- and three-dimensional organic-based materials. An important question is how pristine fullerene and porphyrin will organize when deposited on surfaces via in vacuum molecular beam evaporation. Here we show(More)