Publications
List of Publications
  1. Verma, P. K.; Setulekshmi, A. S.; Geetharani, K. Markovnikov-Selective Co(I)-Catalyzed Hydroboration of Vinylarenes and Carbonyl Compounds, Org. Lett., 2018, DOI:10.1021/acs.orglett8b03356 (In Press)

  2. Mandal, S.; Verma, P. K.; Geetharani, K. Lewis acid catalysis: regioselective hydroboration of alkynes and alkenes promoted by scandium triflate, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 13690-13693

  3. Segavi, M. L.; Baishya, A.; Bose, S. K.; Geetharani, K. Reusable Fe2O3-nanoparticle catalysed efficient and selective hydroboration of carbonyl compounds, Org. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 3520-3525

  4. Winner, L.; Ewing, W. C.; Geetharani, K.; Dellerman, T.; Jouppi, B.; Kupfer, T.; Schäfer, M.; Braunschweig, H., Spontaneous Metal-Free Transfer Hydrogenation of Iminoborane with Ammonia Borane and Amine Boranes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 12275-12279.

  5. Baishya, A.; Baruah, S.; Geetharani, K. , Efficient Hydroboration of Carbonyls by Iron(II) Amide Catalyst, Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 9231-9236

  6. Verma, P. K.; Mandal, S. Geetharani, K., Efficient Synthesis of Aryl Boronates via Cobalt-Catalyzed Borylation of Aryl Chlorides and Bromides. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 4049-4054

  7. Verma, P. K.; Shegavi, M. L.; Bose, S. K.; Geetharani, K., A nano-catalytic approach for C–B bond formation reactions Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 857–873

  8. Synthesis of Functionalized 1,4-Azaborinines by the Cyclization of Di-tert-butyliminoborane and Alkynes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 8212−8220 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b04128

  9. Braunschweig, H., Ewing, W. C., Geetharani, K., Schäfer, M. (2015). The reactivities of iminoboranes with carbenes: BN isosteres of carbene–alkyne adducts. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 1662. (Selected as Cover Page)

  10. Braunschweig, H., Geetharani, K., Jimenez-Halla, J. O. C., Schäfer, M. (2014). Direct synthetic route to functionalized 1,2-azaborinines. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 3500.

  11. Anju, R. S., Roy, D. K., Geetharani, K., Mondal, B., Varghese, B., Ghosh, S. (2013). A fine tuning of metallaborane to bridged-boryl complex, [(Cp*Ru)2(µ-H)(µ-CO)(µ-Bcat)] (cat = 1,2-O2C6H4; Cp* = η5-C5Me5). In: Dalton Trans. 42, 12828.

  12. Roy, D. K., Mondal, B., Shankhari, P., Anju, R. S., Geetharani, K., Mobin, S. M., Ghosh, S. (2013). Supraicosahedral polyhedra in metallaboranes: Synthesis and structural characterization of 12‑, 15‑, and 16-vertex rhodaboranes. In: Inorg. Chem. 52, 6705 (citation: 1).

  13. Yuvaraj, K., Roy, D. K., Geetharani, K., Mondal, B., Anju, R. S., Shankhari, P., Ramkumar, V., Ghosh, S. (2013). Chemistry of homo- and heterometallic bridged-borylene complexes. In: Organometallics 32, 2705.

  14. Shankhari, P., Roy, D. K., Geetharani, K., Anju, R. S., Varghese, B., Ghosh, S. (2013). Synthesis and structural characterization of group 5 dimetallaheteroboranes. In: J. Organomet. Chem. 747, 249.

  15. Anju, R. S., Geetharani, K., Roy, D. K., Ghosh, S. (2013). Synthesis and structural characterization of diruthenium cluster containing germylene ligand. In: J. Organomet. Chem. 731, 18.

  16. Geetharani, K.; Bose, S. K. and Ghosh, S. (2012): Heterometallic cubane-type clusters containing Group 13 and 16 elements. In: Pure Appl. Chem. 84, 2233.

  17. Geetharani, K., Ramkumar, V., Ghosh, S. (2012). Synthesis and characterization of novel ruthenaferracarboranes from photoinsertion of alkynes into a ruthenaferraborane. In: Organometallics 31, 6381.

  18. Geetharani, K., Krishnamoorthy, B. S., Kahlal, S., Mobin, S. M., Halet, J.-F., Ghosh, S. (2012). Synthesis and characterization of hypoelectronic tantalaboranes: Comparison of the geometric and electronic structures of [(Cp*TaX)2B5H11] (X = Cl, Br, and I). In: Inorg. Chem. 51, 10176.

  19. Geetharani, K., Tussupbayev, S., Borowka, J., Holthausen, M. C., Ghosh, S. (2012). Utilization of the arachno–diruthenaborane [(Cp*RuCO)2B2H6] as an active alkyne cyclotrimerization catalyst. A mechanistic study. In: Chem. Eur. J. 18, 8482.

  20. Roy, D. K., Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Chakrahari, K. K. V., Mobin, S. M., Ghosh, S. (2012). Synthesis and structural characterization of novel divanada- and diniobaboranes containing chalcogen atoms. In: Chem. Eur. J. 18, 9983.

  21. Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Ghosh, S. (2011): C–H activation of arenes and heteroarenes by early transition metallaborane, [(Cp*Ta)2B5H11] (Cp* = η5-C5Me5). In: Chem. Commun. 47, 11996.

  22. Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Sahoo, S., Reddy, K. H. K., Varghese, B., Jemmis, E. D., Ghosh, S. (2011): Syntheses, characterization and electronic structures of new type of heterometallic boride clusters. In: Inorg. Chem. 50, 9414.

  23. Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Varghese, B., Ghosh, S. (2011): Condensed tantalaborane clusters: synthesis and structures of [(Cp*Ta)2B5H7{Fe(CO)3}2] and [(Cp*Ta)2B5H9{Fe(CO)3}4]. In: Inorg. Chem. 50, 2445.

  24. Geetharani, K., Bose, S. K., Sahoo, S., Varghese, B., Mobin, S. M., Ghosh, S. (2011): Cluster expansion reactions of group 6 and 8 metallaboranes using transition metal carbonyl compounds of groups 7-9. In: Inorg. Chem. 50, 5824.

  25. Geetharani, K., Bose, S. K., Basak, D., Suresh, V. M., Ghosh, S. (2011): A new entry into ferraborane chemistry: synthesis and characterization of heteroferraborane complexes. In: Inorg. Chim. Acta 372, 42.

  26. Geetharani, K., Bose, S. K., Sahoo, S., Ghosh, S. (2011): A family of heterometallic cubane-type clusters with an exo-Fe(CO)3 fragment anchored to the cubane. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 3908.

  27. Geetharani, K., Bose, S. K., Ghosh, S. (2011): Synthesis and structure of [Cp*Ru(CO)2(μ-H){RuFe3(CO)9}]: an unusual mixed-metal tetrahedral cluster with an exopolyhedral metal fragment. In: Organometallics 30, 191.

  28. Geetharani, K., Bose, S. K., Varghese, B., Ghosh, S. (2010): From metallaborane to borylene complexes: syntheses and structures of triply bridged ruthenium and tantalum borylene complexes. In: Chem. Eur. J. 16, 11357.

  29. Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Ghosh, S. (2010): Ring expansion of a Cp moiety upon CO insertion: synthesis and characterization of [(η6-C6H5OCo)Co3(CO)9]. In: J. Organomet. Chem. 695, 2567.

  30. Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Varghese, B., Ghosh, S. (2010): Unusual organic chemistry of a metallaborane substrate: formation of a tantalaborane complex with a bridging acyl group (μ-η2). In: Inorg. Chem. 49, 6375.

  31. Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Ramkumar, V., Varghese, B. And Ghosh, S. (2010): Chemistry of vanadaboranes: synthesis, structures and characterization of organovanadium sulfide clusters with disulfido linkage. In: Inorg. Chem. 49, 2881.

  32. Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Ramkumar, V., Mobin, S. M., Ghosh, S. (2009): Fine-tuning of metallaborane geometries: chemistry of metallaboranes of early transition metals derived from metal halides and monoborane reagents. In: Chem. Eur. J. 15, 13483.

  33. Bose, S. K., Geetharani, K., Mobin, S. M., Ghosh, S. (2008): Metallaboranes of the early transition metals: direct synthesis and characterization of (η5-C5Me5Ta)2BnHm (n = 4, m = 10; n = 5, m = 11), (η5-C5Me5Ta)2B5H10(C6H4CH3), and (η5-C5Me5TaCl)2B5H11. In: Chem. Eur. J. 14, 9058.

  34. Geetharani, K., Bose, S. K., Ramkumar, V., Ghosh, S. (2009): An efficient route to group 6 and 8 metallaborane compounds. Synthesis of arachno-[Cp*Fe(CO)B3H8] and closo-[(Cp*M)2B5H9] (M = Mo, W). In: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1483.

Invited Presentations
  • Geetharani, K. and Ghosh, S. (2012). A highly efficient synthesis of arachno-[(Cp*RuCO)2B2H6]: An active alkyne cyclotrimerization catalyst. 14th CRSI-RSC National Symposium in Chemistry, Thiruvananthapuram, India, February 2012. (Invited talk)

Conferences Attended and Paper Presented
  • Braunschweig, H., Geetharani, K., Hörl, C., Pfaffinger, B., Schäfer, M. (2013): Transition metal mediated [2+2+2] cycloadditions of iminoboranes and alkynes: New synthetic route to 1,4-azaborinine

  • EuroBoron 6, European Conferences on Boron Chemistry at Radziejowice, Poland, September 2013. (Poster presentation)

  • Geetharani, K. and Ghosh, S. (2010). A highly efficient synthesis of arachno-[(Cp*RuCO)2B2H6]: An active alkyne cyclotrimerization catalyst. Boron in the Americas XII, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, June 2010. (Oral presentation)

  • Geetharani, K. and Ghosh, S. (2009). A highly efficient synthesis of arachno-[(Cp*RuCO)2B2H6]: An active alkyne cyclotrimerization catalyst (Cp*= η5-C5Me5). Inorganic Ring Systems- 12 at Goa, India, August 2009. (Oral presentation)