The Rise, Respite, and Resurrection of Silylene (as a ligand)

Shabana Khan

IISER Pune, India

Dr. Shabana Khan obtained her PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2008. Subsequently, she joined the research group of Prof. Herbert Roesky at the University of Goettingen as a DAAD postdoctoral fellow, followed by her second post doctoral stint with Dr Manuel Alcarazo at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research. Currently she is working as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India. Her research interest includes synthesis and application of low valent main group compounds in catalysis.


The advent of N-heterocyclic silylenes (NHSis) and their ability to activate small molecules led to envisage that they could be the alternative ligands to NHCs. However, the area of transition metal silylene complexes had... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Shabana Khan (IISER Pune, India)

Topic Areas

Si - General aspects of inorganic chemistry , Si - Reactions of coordination compounds


OS3-A » General aspects of inorganic chemistry (16:40 - Wednesday, 5th July, Amphitheater)

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