Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Ray Group

Subrata Kundu

Subrata Kundu 
Dr. rer. nat. Subrata Kundu



Previous research topic

Transition metal catalysed C-H bond activation.


  1. "A High-Valent Heterobimetallic [CuIII(µ–O)2NiIII]2+ Core with Nucleophilic Oxo Groups"
    S. Kundu, F. F. Pfaff, E. Miceli, I. Zaharieva, C. Herwig, S. Yao, E. R. Farquhar, U. Kuhlmann, E. Bill, P. Hildebrandt, H. Dau, M. Driess, C. Limberg, K. Ray, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 5622-5626. 
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201300861
  2. "Lewis-acid Trapping of an Elusive Copper-Tosylnitrene Intermediate Using Scandium Triflate"
    S. Kundu, E. Miceli, E. Farquhar, F. F. Pfaff, U. Kuhlmann, P. Hildebrandt, B. Braun, C. Greco,  K. Ray, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 14710.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja306674h
  3. "Metal-oxo-mediated O-O bond formation reactions in chemistry and biology"
    S. Kundu, M. Schwalbe, K. Ray, BioInorg. React. Mech. 2012, 8, 41.
    DOI: 10.1515/irm-2012-0004
  4. "Spectroscopic capture and reactivity of S = 1/2 nickel(III)–oxygen intermediates in the reaction of a NiII-salt with mCPBA"
    F. F. Pfaff, F. Heims, S. Kundu, S. Mebs, K. Ray, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3730.
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC30716B
  5. "O-O Bond Formation Mediated by a Hexanuclear Iron Complex Supported on a Stannoxane Core"
    S. Kundu, E. Matito, S. Walleck, F. F. Pfaff, F. Heims, B. Rábay, J. M. Luis, A. Company, B. Braun, T. Glaser, K. Ray, Chem. Eur. J. 201210, 2787.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201102326
  6. "An Oxocobalt(IV) Complex Stabilized by Lewis Acid Interactions with Scandium(III) Ions"
    F. F. Pfaff, S. Kundu, M. Risch, S. Pandian, F. Heims, I. Pryjomska-Ray, P. Haack, R. Metzinger, E. Bill, H. Dau, P. Comba, K. Ray, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 20117, 1749.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201005869


  1. "Tag der Chemie-2012"; Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. 28 June 2012. Poster presentation.
  2. "3rd Erlangen Symposium on Redox-Active Metal Complexes: Control of Reactivity via Molecular Architecture (SFB 583)-2011"Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. 05 - 08 October 2011. Poster presentation.
  3. "Tag der Forschung-2011"; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. 22 - 23 September 2011. Experimental presentation.
  4. "15th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC 15)"; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 07 -12 August 2011. Poster presentation.
  5. "Niedersächsisches Katalyse Symposium (NiKaS-2010)"; Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen, Germany. 21 - 22 October 2010. Poster presentation.
  6. "Koordinationschemie -Treffen 2010 (Coordination Chemistry Meeting 2010)"; Mainz, Germany. 21 - 23 February 2010. Oral presentation.
  7. "MEDCHEM-2009 (a conference cum workshop on current trends in Medicinal Chemistry"; Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. 2 – 4 April 2009.