Dr. Prasenjit Mondal

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest :

  • Redox Chemistry and reactivity of coordination compound
  • Importance of redox active ligand in metal catalysts
  • Bioinspired and biomimetic reaction of transition metal complexes
  • High valent oxidants in PCET reactions
  • Small molecule activation (N2, O2, CO2, CH4, etc.)


  • Ph.D, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (2016)
  • M.Sc, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (2011)
  • B.Sc, Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, West Bengal, India (2009)

Latest Publications

  • Fast Hydrocarbon Oxidation by a High Valent Nickel Fluoride Complex, Mondal, P.; Lovisari, M.; Twamley, B.; McDonald, A. R. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 13044.
  • Phenol oxidation by a nickel(III)-fluoride complex: exploring the influence of the proton accepting ligand in PCET oxidation, Mondal, P.; McDonald, A. R. Chem. -Eur. J. 2020, 26, 10083.
  • Carboxamidate Ligand Non-innocence in Proton Coupled Electron Transfer, McManus, C.;# Mondal, P.;# Lovisari, M.; Twamley, B.; McDonald, A.R. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 4515. (# = equal contribution).
  • Hydrogen Atom Transfer by a High-Valent Nickel-Chloride Complex, Mondal, P.; Pirovano, P.; Das, A.; Farquhar, E. R.; McDonald, A. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1834.
  • The Electron Rich {Ru(acac)2} Directed Varying Configuration of the Deprotonated Indigo and Evidence for Its Bidirectional Non-innocence, Mondal, P.; Das, A.; Lahiri, G. K. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 1208.

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