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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Sayan Kar received his Integrated MSc degree (Chemistry) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India) in 2015 with Proficiency Medals. He obtained his PhD in 2019 from University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA) with Prof. G. K. Surya Prakash as PhD advisor working on carbon dioxide capture and recycling. Subsequently, he joined the research group of Prof. David Milstein at Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) as a postdoctoral researcher, focusing on the development of sustainable catalytic reactions with transition metal complexes. Since 2021, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Prof. Erwin Reisner's group at the University of Cambridge working toward developing processes for renewable fuel production from atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Publications

Integrated capture and solar-driven utilization of CO2 from flue gas and air
S Kar, M Rahaman, V Andrei, S Bhattacharjee, S Roy, E Reisner
– Joule
(2023)
7,
1496
Oxidation of Organic Compounds Using Water as the Oxidant with H2Liberation Catalyzed by Molecular Metal Complexes
S Kar, D Milstein
– Accounts of Chemical Research
(2022)
55,
2304
Sustainable catalysis with fluxional acridine-based PNP pincer complexes.
S Kar, D Milstein
– Chem Commun (Camb)
(2022)
58,
3731
Dehydrogenative ester synthesis from enol ethers and water with a ruthenium complex catalyzing two reactions in synergy.
S Kar, J Luo, M Rauch, Y Diskin-Posner, Y Ben-David, D Milstein
– Green Chem
(2022)
24,
1481
Catalytic Furfural/5-Hydroxymethyl Furfural Oxidation to Furoic Acid/Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic Acid with H2 Production Using Alkaline Water as the Formal Oxidant
S Kar, Q-Q Zhou, Y Ben-David, D Milstein
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2022)
144,
1288
Efficient Base-Free Aqueous Reforming of Methanol Homogeneously Catalyzed by Ruthenium Exhibiting a Remarkable Acceleration by Added Catalytic Thiol.
J Luo, S Kar, M Rauch, M Montag, Y Ben-David, D Milstein
– J Am Chem Soc
(2021)
143,
17284
Manganese-Pincer-Catalyzed Nitrile Hydration, α-Deuteration, and α-Deuterated Amide Formation via Metal Ligand Cooperation.
Q-Q Zhou, Y-Q Zou, S Kar, Y Diskin-Posner, Y Ben-David, D Milstein
– ACS catalysis
(2021)
11,
10239
Near-Ambient-Temperature Dehydrogenative Synthesis of the Amide Bond: Mechanistic Insight and Applications.
S Kar, Y Xie, QQ Zhou, Y Diskin-Posner, Y Ben-David, D Milstein
– ACS catalysis
(2021)
11,
7383
Catalytic Homogeneous Hydrogenation of CO 2 to Methanol
S Kar, A Goeppert, GK Surya Prakash
(2021)
89
Highly Efficient Additive-Free Dehydrogenation of Neat Formic Acid.
S Kar, M Rauch, G Leitus, Y Ben-David, D Milstein
– Nature catalysis
(2021)
4,
193
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Telephone number

01223 336396 (shared)

Email address

sk2191@cam.ac.uk