Kuntal Manna




Kuntal Manna



Assistant Professor


Born: Ghatal, West Bengal
Ph. D. (Prof. Aaron D. Sadow), Iowa State University, Ames, USA, 2007-2012
Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Prof. Wenbin Lin), The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 2013-2017
Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Jan 2017-Present


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Research Interests


Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, Metal-organic frameworks.


Selected Publications


  1. Manna, K.; Ji, P.; Lin, Z.; Greene F.; Urban, A.; Thacker, N, C.; Lin, W. “Chemoselective Single Site Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysts at Metal-Organic Framework Nodes” Nature Commun. 2016, 7, 12610.
  2. Manna, K.; Zhang, T.; Greene F.; Lin, W. “Bipyridine- and Phenanthroline-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks for Highly Efficient and Tandem Catalytic Organic Transformations via Directed C–H Activation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2665-2673.
  3. Manna, K.; Zhang, T.; Carboni, M.; Abney, C.; Lin, W. “Salicylaldimine-Based Metal–Organic Framework Enabling Highly Active Olefin Hydrogenation with Iron and Cobalt Catalysts” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13182-13185.
  4. Manna, K.; Everett, W. C.; Schoendorff, G.; Ellern, A.; Windus, T. L.; Sadow, A. D. “Highly Enantioselective Zirconium-Catalyzed Cyclization of Aminoalkenes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 7235-7250.



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