Dr. Prinson P Samuel



Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry, University of Kerala, Kerala, India.


Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Chemistry, University of Kerala, Kerala, India.

Prof. Dr. Alexander V. Vaidyan (Supervisor, M.Sc. Thesis)


Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Industrial Catalysis, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala, India.

Prof. Dr. Anand P. Singh (Supervisor, M.Tech. Thesis)

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Yusuff (Co-Supervisor, M.Tech. Thesis)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemistry, University of Goettingen, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Carola Schulzke (Supervisor, Ph.D Studies)

Prof. Dr. George M. Sheldrick (Co-Supervisor, Ph.D Studies) 


Post Doctoral Research in Chemistry, University of Goettingen, Germany. 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Herbert W. Roesky (Supervisor, Post Doctoral Research)



Part 1. Transition metal Chemistry


            1) P. P. Samuel, R. Neufeld, K. C. Mondal, H. W. Roesky, R. H.-Irmer, D. Stalke, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, V. C. Rojisha, S. De, P. Parameswaran, A. C. Stuckl, W. Kaim, J. H. Christian, J. K. Bindra N. S. Dalal "Cr(I)Cl as well as Cr+ are stabilised between two cyclic alkyl amino carbenes" Chem. Sci. 6 (2015) 3148.

            2) P. P. Samuel, K. C. Mondal, N. A. Sk, H. W. Roesky, E. Carl, R. Neufeld, D. Stalke, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, L. Ungur, L. F. Chibotaru, J. Christian, V. Ramachandran, J. van Tol, N. S. Dalal "Electronic Structure and Slow Magnetic Relaxation of Low-Coordinate Cyclic Alkyl(amino) Carbene Stabilized Iron(I) Complexes" J. Am. Chem. Soc.  136 (2014) 11964.  

            3) K. C. Mondal, P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky, E. Carl, R. H.-Irmer, D. Stalke, B. Schwederski, W. Kaim, L. Ungur, L. F. Chibotaru, M. Hermann, G. Frenking  "Stabilization of a Cobalt Cobalt Bond by Two Cyclic Alkyl Amino Carbenes" J. Am. Chem. Soc.  136 (2014) 1770.

            4) K. C. Mondal, P. P. Samuel, Y. Li, H. W. Roesky, S. Roy, L. Ackermann, N. S. Sidhu, G. M. Sheldrick, E. Carl, S. Demeshko, S. De, P. Parameswaran, L. Ungur, L. F. Chibotaru, D. M. Andrada "A Catalyst with Two-Coordinate Nickel: Theoretical and Catalytic Studies" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.  2014 (2014) 818.

            5) P. P. Samuel, K. C. Mondal, H. W. Roesky, M. Hermann, G. Frenking, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, A. C. Stückl, J. H. Christian, N. S. Dalal, L. Ungur, L. F. Chibotaru, K. Pröpper, A. Meents, B. Dittrich "Synthesis and Characterization of a Two-Coordinate Manganese Complex and its Reaction with Molecular Hydrogen at Room Temperature" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52 (2013) 11817.

            6) A. P. Singh , P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky, M. C. Schwarzer, G. Frenking, N. S. Sidhu, B. Dittrich  "A Singlet Biradicaloid Zinc Compound and Its Nonradical Counterpart" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 ( 2013) 7324.

            7) A. Mukherjee, T. K. Sen, P. K. Ghorai, P. P. Samuel, C. Schulzke, S. K. Mandal  "Phenalenyl-Based Organozinc Catalysts for Intramolecular Hydroamination Reactions: A Combined Catalytic, Kinetic, and Mechanistic Investigation of the Catalytic Cycle" Chem. Eur. J18 (2012) 10530.

            8) P. P. Samuel, S. Horn, A. Döring, K. G. V. Havelius, S. Reschke, S. Leimkühler, M. Haumann, C. Schulzke "A crystallographic and Mo-K-edge XAS study of molybdenum oxo bis-, mono- and non-dithiolene complexes and DMSOR: evaluation of geometrical first coordination shell and electronic properties" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2011) 4387.

            9) B. Dittrich, C. M. Wandtke, A. Meents, K. Pröpper, K. C. Mondal, P. P. Samuel,  N. A. SK, A. P. Singh, H. W. Roesky, N. Sidhu "Aspherical-Atom Modeling of Coordination Compounds by Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction Allows the Correct Metal Atom To Be Identified" ChemPhysChem 16 (2015) 412.


Part 2: Main group chemistry


            10) C. Mohapatra, P. P. Samuel, B. Li, B. Niepötter, C. J. Schurmann, R. H.-Irmer, D. Stalke, B. Maity, D. Koley, H. W. Roesky "Insertion of Cyclic Alkyl(amino) Carbene into the Si-H Bonds of Hydrochlorosilanes" Inorg. Chem. 55 (2016) 1953.

            11) S. P. Sarish, P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky, C. Schulzke, K. Nijesh, S. De, P. Parameswaran "Multiple Cycloadditions of Ketones with a β-diketiminate Al compound" Chem. Eur. J. 21 (2015) 19041 (equal contribution)

            12) C. Mohapatra, K. C. Mondal, P. P. Samuel, H. Keil, B. Niepötter, R. H.-Irmer, D. Stalke, S. Dutta, D. Koley H. W. Roesky "A Stable Dimer of SiS2 Arranged between Two Carbene Molecules" Chem. Eur. J. 21 (2015) 12572.

            13) P. P. Samuel,  Y. Li , H. W. Roesky, V. Chevelkov , A. Lange, A. Burkhardt, B. Dittrich "Synthetic Access to a Hydrocarbon-Soluble Trifluorinated Ge(II) Compound and its Sn(II) Congener" J. Am. Chem. Soc136 (2014) 1292.

            14) K. C. Mondal, P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky, R. R. Aysin, L. A. Leites, S. Neudeck, J. Lübben, B. Dittrich, N. Holzmann, M. Hermann, G. Frenking "One-Electron-Mediated Rearrangements of 2,3-Disiladicarbene" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 8919.

            15) Y. Li, K. C. Mondal, P. P. Samuel,  H. Zhu,  C. M. Orben, S. Panneerselvam,  B. Dittrich, B. Schwederski,  W. Kaim,  T. Mondal,  D. Koley,  H. W. Roesky "C-4 Cumulene and the Corresponding Air-Stable Radical Cation and Dication" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53 (2014) 4168.

            16) K. C. Mondal,† P. P. Samuel,† H. W Roesky, B. Niepötter, R. Herbst-Irmer, D. Stalke, F. Ehret, W. Kaim, B. Maity, D. Koley "Synthesis and Characterization of a Triphenyl-Substituted Radical and an Unprecedented Formation of a Carbene-Functionalized Quinodimethane" Chem. Eur. J.  20 (2014) 9240. (†equal contribution)

            17) B. Niepötter, R. H.-Irmer, D. Kratzert, P. P. Samuel, K. C. Mondal, H. W. Roesky, P. Jerabek,  G. Frenking, D. Stalke  "Experimental Charge Density Study of a Silylone" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53 (2014) 2766.

            18) A. Mukherjee, P. P. Samuel, C. Schulzke, S. Mondal "Main group chemistry of 9-hydroxophenalenone: Syntheses and structural characterization of the alkaline earth and zinc complexes" J. Chem. Sci. 126 (2014) 1581.

            19) P. P. Samuel, A. P. Singh, S. P. Sarish, J. Matussek, I. Objartel, H. W. Roesky, D. Stalke "Oxidative Addition Versus Substitution Reactions of Group 14 Dialkylamino Metalylenes with Pentafluoropyridine" Inorg. Chem. 52 (2013) 1544.

            20) K. C. Mondal, P. P. Samuel, M.Tretiakov, A. P. Singh, H. W. Roesky, A. C. Stückl, B. Niepötter, E. Carl, H. Wolf, R. H.-Irmer, D. Stalke  "Easy Access to Silicon(0) and Silicon(II) Compounds" Inorg. Chem. 52 (2013) 4736.

            21) A. P. Singh, P. P. Samuel, K. C. Mondal, H. W. Roesky, N. S. Sidhu, B. Dittrich "Lewis Base Stabilized Group 14 Metalylenes" Organometallics 32 (2013) 354.

            22) Y. Li, J. Wang, Y. Wu, H. Zhu, P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky  "Synthesis of metallasiloxanes of group 13-15 and their application in catalysis" Dalton. Trans. 42 (2013) 13715.

            23) M. Tretiakov, Y. G. Shermolovich, A. P. Singh, P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky, B. Niepötter, A. Visscher, D. Stalke  "Lewis-base stabilized diiodine adducts with N-heterocyclic chalcogenamides" Dalton. Trans.  42 (2013) 12940.

            24) P. P. Samuel, R. Azhakar, R. S. Ghadwal, S. S. Sen, H. W. Roesky, M. Granitzka, J. Matussek, R. H.-Irmer , D. Stalke "Stable Silaimines with Three- and Four-Coordinate Silicon Atoms" Inorg. Chem. 51 (2012) 11049.

            25) S. Khan, P. P. Samuel, R. Michel, J. M. Dieterich, R. A. Mata, J.-P. Demers, A. Lange, H. W. Roesky, D. Stalke "Monomeric Sn(II) and Ge(II) hydrides supported by a tridentate pincer-based ligand" Chem. Commun. 48 (2012) 4890.

            26) B. Nekoueishahraki, P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky, D. Stern, J. Matussek, D. Stalke "Organobismuth(III) and Dibismuthine Complexes Bearing N,N '-Disubstituted 1,8-Diaminonaphthalene Ligand: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity" Organometallics 31 (2012) 6697.

            27) S. P. Sarish, A. Jana, H. W. Roesky, P. P. Samuel, C. E. A. Andrade, B. Dittrich, C. Schulzke  "Synthesis of a Lewis Base Stabilized Dimer of N-Substituted Hydrosila Hydrazone and a Silaaziridine" Organometallics 30 (2011) 912.

            28) A. Jana, R. Azhakar, S. P. Sarish, P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky, C. Schulzke, D. Koley "Reactions of Stable Amidinate Chlorosilylene and [1+4]-Oxidative Addition of N-Heterocyclic Silylene with N-Benzylideneaniline" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 32 (2011) 5006.

            29) A. Jana, P. P. Samuel, G. Tavcar, H.W. Roesky, C. Schulzke "Selective Aromatic C−F and C−H Bond Activation with Silylenes of Different Coordinate Silicon" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132 (2010) 10164.

            30) A. Jana, P. P. Samuel, H.W. Roesky, C. Schulzke "Preparation of iron carbonylcomplexes of Ge(II) and Sn(II) each with a terminal fluorine atom" J. Flur. Chem. 131 (2010) 1096.

            31) A. Jana, H.W. Roesky, C. Schulzke, P.P. Samuel "Reaction of Tin(II) Hydride with Compounds Containing Aromatic C−F Bonds" Organometallics 29 (2010) 4837.

            32) A. Jana, H.W. Roesky, C. Schulzke, P. P. Samuel, A. Döring "Synthesis and Reaction of Monomeric Germanium(II) and Lead(II) Dimethylamide and the Synthesis of Germanium(II) Hydrazide by Clevage of one N−H bond of Hydrazine" Inorg. Chem. 49 (2010) 5554.

            33) A. Jana, H. W. Roesky, C. Schulzke, P. P. Samuel "An Efficient Route for the Synthesis of a Tin(II) Substituted Carbodiimide from a Diazo Compound" Inorg. Chem. 49 (2010) 3461.

            34) A. Jana, S. P. Sarish, H. W. Roesky, C. Schulzke, P. P. Samuel "A rational design for an efficient synthesis of a monomeric hydroxide" Chem. Commun. 46 (2010) 707.

            35) N. D. Reddy, A. Jana, H. W. Roesky, P. P. Samuel, C. Schulzke "Synthesis of phosphine substituted β-diketiminate based isomeric Ge(II) complexes" Dalton Trans. 39 (2010) 234.

            36) J. Li, C. Schulzke, S. Merkel, H. W. Roesky, P. P. Samuel, A. Döring, D. Stalke "Synthesis and Characterization of N-heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Titanium(IV) and Titanium(III)" Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 636  (2010) 511.

            37) A. Jana, H. W. Roesky, C. Schulzke, P. P. Samuel "Insertion Reaction of a Silylene into a N−H Bond of Hydrazine and a [1+4] Cycloaddition with Diphenyl Hydrazone" Organometallics 28 (2009) 6574.


Part 3: Mesoporous Materials


            38) P. P. Samuel, S. Shylesh, A.P. Singh "Catalytic properties of tin-containing mesoporous molecular sieves in the selective reduction of carbonyl compounds (Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley (MPV) reaction" J. Mol. Catal. A. Chem. 266 (2007) 11.

            39) S. Shylesh, P. P. Samuel, Ch. Srilakshmi, R. Parischa, A.P. Singh  "Sulfonic acid functionalized mesoporous silicas and organosilicas: synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications" J. Mol. Catal. A. Chem. 274 (2007) 153.

            40) S. Shylesh, P. P. Samuel, A.P. Singh "Cyclooctene epoxidation over mesoporous organo vanadosilicates having –CH2-CH2- groups in the frame wall positions" Catal. Commun. 8 (2007) 894.

            41) S. Shylesh, P. P. Samuel, A.P. Singh "Synthesis of hydrothermally stable aluminium-containing ethane-silica hybrid mesoporous materials using different aluminium sources" Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 100 (2007) 250.

            42) S. Shylesh, P. P. Samuel, A.P. Singh "Chromium containing small pore mesoporous silicas: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic behavior in the liquid phase oxidation of cyclohexane" Appl. Catal. A. Gen. 318 (2007) 128.


Reviews in peer reviewed journals


            43) S. S. Sen, S. Khan, P. P. Samuel, H. W. Roesky "Chemistry of functionalized silylenes" Chem. Sci.  3 (2012) 659.

            44) S. Shylesh, P. P. Samuel, S. Sisodiya, A. P. Singh "Periodic mesoporous organosilicas: an overview towards catalysis" Catal. Surv. Asia. 12 (2008) 266.


Chapters in books and book series


            45) P. P. Samuel, C. Schulzke "Molybdenum and tungsten cofactor model chemistry: past, present and future" in Hand Book of Inorganic Chemistry Research. Ch. 3. Nova Sci. Publ. NY. (2010) 103.

            46) S. Shylesh, P. P. Samuel, R. Parischa, A.P. Singh "Ethane bridged hybrid mesoporous silsesquioxanes with sulfonic acid functionalities: synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications" Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal 170 B (2007) 1899.

            47) A. P. Singh, S. Shylesh, P. P. Samuel "Synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications of vanadium containing ethene-bridged hybrid periodic mesoporous organosilicas" Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 172 (2007) 357.


Stand-alone book

            48) C. Schulzke, P.P. Samuel "Molybdenum and Tungsten Cofactor Model Chemistry"  Nova Science Publ. NY.©2010; ISBN: 978-1-61668-750-2.