Kuntal Manna

Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi




B.Sc. Vidyasagar University, 2004 M.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2006 Ph.D. Iowa State, December 2012 Postdoc, University of Chicago (Lin) Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi (2017)


  1. Dunne, J. F.; Manna, K.; Wiench, J. W.; Ellern, A.; Pruski, M.; Sadow, A. D. "Bis(oxazolinyl)phenylborane: A Lewis Acid-containing Ligand for Methide Abstraction-based Coordination to Aluminum(III)." Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 641-653. DOI:10.1039/B911851A
  2. Manna, K.; Ellern, A.; Sadow, A. D. "A Zwitterionic Zirconium Complex that Catalyzes Hydroamination at Room Temperature." Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 339-441. DOI:10.1039/B918989K
  3. Manna, K.; Xu, S.; Sadow, A. D. "A Highly Enantioselective Zirconium Catalyst for Intramolecular Alkene Hydroamination: Significant Isotope Effects on Rate and Stereoselectivity." Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1865-1868.DOI: 10.1002/anie.201006163
  4. Manna, K.; Kruse, M. L.; Sadow, A. D. "Concerted C-N/C-H Bond Formation in Highly Enantioselective Yttrium(III)-Catalyzed Hydroamination." ACS Catal. 2011, 1, 1637-1642. DOI:10.1021/cs200511z
  5. Ho, H.-A.; Manna, K.; Sadow, A. D. "Acceptorless Photolytic Dehydrogenation for Alcohol Decarbonylation and Imine Synthesis." Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8607-8610. DOI:10.1002/anie.201203556
  6. Manna, K.; Everett, W. S.; 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. DOI:10.1021/ja4000189
  7. Xu, S.; Manna, K.; Ellern, A.; Sadow, A. D. "Mixed N-Heterocyclic Carbene-bis(oxazolinyl)borato Rhodium and Iridium Complexes in Photochemical and Thermal Oxidative Addition Reactions." Organometallics 2014, 33, 6840-6860. DOI:10.1021/om500891h
  8. Manna, K.; Eedugurala, N.; Sadow, A. D. "Zirconium-catalyzed Desymmetrization of Aminodialkenes and Aminodialkynes through Enantioselective Hydroamination.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 425-435. DOI:10.1021/ja511250m