Soumen Kundu

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TAML activators promise a novel water treatment approach by efficiently catalysing peroxide-based degradation of chemicals of high concern at environmental concentrations. Green design ethics demands an exploration of TAML toxicity. Exposure to high concentrations of certain activators caused adverse effects in zebrafish. At typical TAML operational(More)
TAML activators are well-known for their ability to activate hydrogen peroxide to oxidize persistent pollutants in water. The trinitroaromatic explosives, 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene (TNB), are often encountered together as persistent, toxic pollutants. Here we show that an aggressive TAML activator with peroxides boosts the(More)
Ferric tetraamido macrocyclic ligand (TAML)-based catalysts [Fe{C(6)H(4)-1,2-(NCOCMe(2)NCO)(2)CR(2)}(OH(2))]PPh(4) [1; R = Me (a), Et (b)] are oxidized by m-chloroperoxybenzoic acid at -40 °C in acetonitrile containing trace water in two steps to form Fe(V)oxo complexes (2a,b). These uniquely authenticated Fe(V)(O) species comproportionate with the Fe(III)(More)
The results of low-temperature investigations of the oxidations of 9,10-dihydroanthracene, cumene, ethylbenzene, [D10]ethylbenzene, cyclooctane, and cyclohexane by an iron(V)-oxo TAML complex (2; see Figure 1) are presented, including product identification and determination of the second-order rate constants k2 in the range 233-243 K and the activation(More)
It was shown previously (Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 1803) that the rate of hydrogen atom abstraction, k, from ethylbenzene (EB) by TAML complex [FeV(O)B*]- (1) in acetonitrile exhibits a large kinetic isotope effect (KIE ∼ 26) in the experimental range 233-243 K. The extrapolated tangents of ln(k/T) vs T-1 plots for EB-d10 and EB gave a large, negative(More)
A highly efficient catalytic asymmetric alkynylation of prochiral CH2 groups in tetrahydroisoquinoline was developed using copper catalyzed cross-dehydrogenative-coupling of sp(3) and sp C-H bonds with the assistance of a photocatalyst and visible light.
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