Sabuj Kumar Kundu

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In many applications of ad-hoc wireless networks, one often has to broadcast the same message to all nodes. The major goal of any broadcasting algorithm is to minimize the number of retransmissions, i.e., to accomplish the goal with the minimum amount of traffic in the network. In addition to reducing the bandwidth expense needed to convey the message to(More)
Methods for the conversion of both renewable and non-petroleum fossil carbon sources to transportation fuels that are both efficient and economically viable could greatly enhance global security and prosperity. Currently, the major route to convert natural gas and coal to liquids is Fischer-Tropsch catalysis, which is potentially applicable to any source of(More)
A pincer-ligated iridium complex, (PCP)Ir (PCP = κ(3)-C6H3-2,6-[CH2P(t-Bu)2]2), is found to undergo oxidative addition of C(sp(3))-O bonds of methyl esters (CH3-O2CR'), methyl tosylate (CH3-OTs), and certain electron-poor methyl aryl ethers (CH3-OAr). DFT calculations and mechanistic studies indicate that the reactions proceed via oxidative addition of C-H(More)
Synthesis and characterization of new (PONOP) [2,6-bis(di-tert-butylphosphinito)pyridine] metal (Ni, Pd, Pt) complexes are reported. Surprisingly, these compounds [(PONOP)MCl]Cl in the presence of 1 equiv of superhydride (LiEt(3)BH) formed a new class of complexes (H-PONOP)MCl, in which the pyridine ring in the PONOP ligand lost its aromaticity as a result(More)
Evidence for key σ-complex intermediates in the hydrogenolysis of the iridium-methyl bond of (PONOP)Ir(H)(Me)(+) (1) [PONOP = 2,6-bis(di-tert-butylphosphinito)pyridine] has been obtained. The initially formed η(2)-H(2) complex, 2, was directly observed upon treatment of 1 with H(2), and evidence for reversible formation of a σ-methane complex, 5, was(More)
Catalytic activities of a series of functional bipyridine-based Ru(II) complexes in β-alkylation of secondary alcohols using primary alcohols were investigated. Bifunctional Ru(II) complex (3 a) bearing 6,6'-dihydroxy-2,2'-bipyridine (6DHBP) ligand exhibited the highest catalytic activity for this reaction. Using significantly lower catalyst loading (0.1(More)
Tandem dehydrogenation-olefin-metathesis catalyst systems, comprising a pincer-ligated iridium-based alkane dehydrogenation catalyst and a molybdenum-based olefin-metathesis catalyst, are reported to effect the metathesis-cyclooligomerization of cyclooctane and cyclodecane to give cycloalkanes with various carbon numbers, predominantly multiples of the(More)
Considerable differences in reactivity and selectivity for 2-hydroxypyridine (2-HP) derived ruthenium complexes in transfer hydrogenation are described. Bifunctional Ru(ii)-(phenpy-OH) [phenpy-OH: 2-(2-pyridyl-2-ol)-1,10-phenanthroline] complex () exhibited excellent catalytic activity in transfer hydrogenation (TH) of ketones and nitriles. Notably, in(More)
The atom economical borrowing hydrogen methodology enables the use of alcohols as alkylating agents for selective C-C bond formation. A bifunctional 2-(2-pyridyl-2-ol)-1,10-phenanthroline (phenpy-OH) based Ru(ii) complex (2) was found to be a highly efficient catalyst for the one-pot β-alkylation of secondary alcohols with primary alcohols and double(More)