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Dr. Ravi Yadav Assistant Professor
School of Basic Sciences

Research Interests

Lewis superacids
Structurally constrained p-block compounds
Main group hydrides

Contact Details

  • Room 231 (SBS), IIT Bhubaneswar, Argul, Odisha 752050, India

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  B.Sc. (Chemistry Hons.) Major: Chemistry; Minor: Physics and Mathematics 2014 University of Delhi, New Delhi
  M.Sc. Chemistry 2016 IIT Delhi, New Delhi
  Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry 2019 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany





Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Ravi Yadav, P. Janßen, M. Schropp, L. Greb, Calix[4]pyrrolato-germane-(thf)2: Unlocking the Anti-Van’t-Hoff-Le-Bel Reactivity of Germanium(IV) by Ligand Dissociation, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2023, Accepted. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c04424.
2M. Haimerl, M. Piesch, Ravi Yadav, P. W. Roesky, M. Scheer, “Reactivity of E4 (E4 = P4, As4, AsP3) towards low-valent Al(I) and Ga(I) compounds’’ Chem. Eur. J., 2022, 29, e202202529. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202202529.
3Ravi Yadav, X. Sun, R. Köppe, M. T. Gamer, F. Weigend, and P. W. Roesky, “Stimuli responsive silylene: Electromerism induced reversible switching between mono- and bis-silylene” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, e202211115. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202211115.
4Ravi Yadav, M. Schropp, D. Roth, L. Greb, “Calix[4]pyrrolato Stibenium: Lewis Superacidity by Antimony(III)-Antimony(V) Electromerism” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61, e202207963. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202207963.
5X. Sun, A. K. Singh, Ravi Yadav, D. Jin, M. Haimerl, M. Scheer, P. W Roesky, “Triple-decker complexes incorporating three distinct deck architectures” Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 673-676. DOI: 10.1039/D1CC06182H.
6Ravi Yadav, S. Sinhababu, R. Yadav, S. Kundu, “Base-stabilized formally zero-valent mono and diatomic molecular main group compounds” Dalton trans., 2022, 51, 2170-2202. (Review article). DOI:10.1039/D1DT03569J.
7B. Goswami, T. J Feuerstein, Ravi Yadav, S. Lebedkin, P. J Boden, S. T Steiger, G. Niedner‐Schatteburg, M. Gerhards, M. M Kappes, P. W Roesky, “Thermally activated delayed fluorescence and phosphorescence quenching in iminophosphonamide copper and zinc complexes” Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27, 61, 15110-15119. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202101247.
8Ravi Yadav, M. Weber, A. K Singh, L. Münzfeld, J. Gramüller, R. M Gschwind, M. Scheer, P. W Roesky, “A Structural Diversity of Molecular Alkaline‐Earth‐Metal Polyphosphides: From Supramolecular Wheel to Zintl Ion” Chem Eur. J., 2021, 27, 56, 14128-14137. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202102355.
9Ravi Yadav, M. Dahlen, A. K Singh, X. Sun, M. T. Gamer, P. W Roesky, “Nonanuclear zinc-gold [Zn3Au6] heterobimetallic complexes”, Dalton trans., 2021, 50, 24, 8558-8566. DOI: 10.1039/D1DT01396C.
10N. Schwarz, X. Sun, Ravi Yadav, R. Köppe, T. Simler, P. W Roesky, “Application of the Redox‐Transmetalation Procedure to Access Divalent Lanthanide and Alkaline‐Earth NHC Complexes” Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27, 50, 12857-12865. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202101923.
11N. Reinfandt, N. Michenfelder, C. Schoo, Ravi Yadav, S. Reichl, S. N Konchenko, A. N Unterreiner, M. Scheer, P. W Roesky, “d/f‐Polypnictides Derived by Non‐Classical Ln2+ Compounds: Synthesis, Small Molecule Activation and Optical Properties” Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27, 29, 7862-7871. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202100605.
12B. Goswami, T. J Feuerstein, Ravi Yadav, R. Köppe, S. Lebedkin, M. M Kappes, P. W Roesky, “Enantiopure Calcium Iminophosphonamide Complexes: Synthesis, Photoluminescence, and Catalysis” Chem. Eur J., 2021, 27, 13, 4401-4411. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202004833.
13B. Goswami, Ravi Yadav, C. Schoo and P. W. Roesky, “Neutral and cationic enantiopure group 13 iminophosphonamide complexes”, Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 675-681.DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04082J.
14Ravi Yadav, Md E. Hossain, R. P. Paramban, T. Simler, C. Schoo, J. Wang, G. B. Deacon, P. C. Junk and P. W. Roesky, “3d-4f Heterometallic Complexes by the Reduction of Transition Metal Carbonyls with Bulky LnII Amidinates” Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 7701-7707. DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01271H.
15Ravi Yadav, B. Goswami, T. Simler, C. Schoo, S. Reichl, M. Scheer and P. W. Roesky, “A bis(germylene) functionalized metal-coordinated polyphosphide and its isomerization”, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 70, 10207-10210. DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03920A.
16Ravi Yadav, T. Simler, B. Goswami, C. Schoo, R. Köppe, S. Dey and P. W. Roesky, “Regioselective insertion of aluminium(I) in the cyclo-P5 ring of pentaphosphaferrocene” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 9443–9447. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202002774.
17Ravi Yadav, T. Simler, S. Reichl, B. Goswami, C. Schoo, R. Köppe, M. Scheer and P. W. Roesky, “Highly selective substitution and insertion reactions of silylenes in a metal-coordinated polyphosphide” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 3, 1190–1195. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b12151.
18X. Sun, T. Simler, Ravi Yadav, R. Köppe and P. W. Roesky, “A stable aromatic tetrasilacyclobutadiene dication”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 38, 14987–14990. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b08018.
19X. Chen, T. Simler, Ravi Yadav, M. T. Gamer, R. Köppe and P. W. Roesky, “Reaction of an arsinoamide with chloro tetrylenes: substitution and As –N bond insertion” Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 9315-9318. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC04530A.
20Ravi Yadav, T. Simler, M. T. Gamer, R. Köppe and P. W. Roesky, “Rhenium is different: CO tetramerization induced by a divalent lanthanide complex in rhenium carbonyls” Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 5765-5768. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC02350J.
21T. Simler, T. J. Feuerstein, Ravi Yadav, M. T. Gamer, R. Köppe and P. W. Roesky, “Access to divalent lanthanide NHC complexes by redox-transmetallation from silver and CO2 insertion reactions” Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 222-225. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08120D.
22M. K. Sharma, D. Singh, P. Mahawar, Ravi Yadav and S. Nagendran, “Catalytic cyanosilylation using germylene stabilized platinum(II) dicyanide” Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 5943-5947. DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00043C.

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Professional Experience

2023- till date    Assistant Professor, IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS), Odisha, India.                                                                                                2019-2020         Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) .                                                                                 2021-2023         Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Heidelberg.

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