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1. Green synthesis of a benzothiazole based ‘turn-on’ type fluorimetric probe and its use for the selective detection of thiophenols in environmental samples and living cells Dipratn G. Khandare, Mainak Banerjee, Rishabh Gupta, Nupur Kumar, Anasuya Ganguly, Deepak Singh and Amrita Chatterjee, RSC Advances 2016, 6, 52790-52797

2. Investigation of nonlinear optical (NLO) properties by charge transfer contributions of amine functionalized tetraphenylethylene,
Meenakshi Rana, Nidhi Singla, Amrita Chatterjee, Abhishek Shukla,Papia Chowdhury,     Optical Materials  2016, 62, 80-89.



1. Fluorescence Turn-on Chemosensor for the Detection of Dissolved CO2 Based on Ion-Induced Aggregation of Tetraphenylethylene Derivative, Dipratn G. Khandare, Hrishikesh Joshi, Mainak Banerjee, Mahesh S. Majik, Amrita Chatterjee, Anal. Chem. 2015, 87, 10871-10877

 2. Amine functionalized tetraphenylethylene: a novel aggregation-induced emission based fluorescent chemodosimeter for nitrite and nitrate ions. Amrita Chatterjee, Dipratn G. Khandare, Praveen Saini, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Mahesh S. Majik and Mainak Banerjee RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 31479.



2.       3. Spectroscopic studies for the changes of a Cr(II) compound in solution triggered by the deprotonation of an aqua ligand. Manjuri K. Koley, Amrita Chatterjee, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Periakaruppan T. Manoharan and Aditya P. Koley, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2015, 68, 2065-2095.


3.        4. A mild and efficient route to 3-vinylchromones in aqueous micellar media, Vikash Kumar, Amrita Chatterjee and Mainak Banerjee, Synthetic Communication,  2015, 45, 2364-2377.  


1.      An aggregation-induced emission based “turn-on” fluorescent chemodosimeter for the selective detection of Pb2+ ions, Dipratn G. Khandare, Hrishikesh Joshi, Mainak Banerjee, Mahesh S. Majik and Amrita Chatterjee, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 47076-47080.

2.      A simple and efficient mechanochemical route for the synthesis of 2-aryl benzothiazoles and substituted benzimidazoles, Mainak Banerjee, Amrita Chatterjee, Vikash Kumar, Zigmee T. Bhutia, Dipratn G. Khandare, Mahesh S. Majik and Biswajit Gopal Roy, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 39606-39611.

3.      Construction and screening of 2-aryl benzimidazole library identifies a new antifouling and antifungal agent, Mahesh S. Majik, Supriya Tilvi, Stacey Mascarenhas, Vikash Kumar, Amrita Chatterjee and Mainak Banerjee, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 28259–28264.

4.      D-Glucose Derived Novel Gemini surfactants: Synthesis and Study of Their Surface Properties, DNA Binding, and Cytotoxicity, Vikash Kumar, Amrita Chatterjee, Nupur Kumar, Anasuya Ganguly, Indranil Chakraborty and Mainak Banerjee, Carbhydrate Research,  2014, 397, 37–45.

5.      A PEGylated-Rhodamine based sensor for “turn-on” fluorimetric and colorimetric detection of Hg2+ ions in aqueous media Subhenjit Hazra, Shruti Balaji, Mainak Banerjee, Anasuya Ganguly,  Narendra Nath Ghosh and Amrita Chatterjee, Analytical Methods, 2014, 6, 3784–3790.



1.      An aggregation-induced emission based “turn-on” fluorescent chemodosimeter for the selective detection of ascorbate ions. Khandare, D. G.; Kumar, V.; Chattopadhyay, A.; Banerjee, M.; Chatterjee. A. RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 16981-16985.


2.      DBSA mediated chemoselective synthesis of 2-substituted benzimidazoles in aqueous media. Kumar, V.; Khandare, D. G.; Chatterjee, A.; Banerjee, M. Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 5505-5509.



  1.  Dehydrative intramolecular nitrone cycloaddition in confined aqueous media: a green chemical route to cis-fused chromano[4,3-c]isoxazoles; Chatterjee, A.; Hota, S. K.; Banerjee, M.; Bhattacharya, P. Tetrahedron Lett., 2010, 51, 6700-6703.
  2.  A Reaction Based Turn-On Type Fluorogenic and Chromogenic Probe for the Detection of Trace Amount of Nitrite in Water. Kumar, V.; Banerjee, M.; Chatterjee, A. Talanta, 2012, 99, 610-615.
  3. Mesoporous TiO2 Nanoparticles Containing Ag Ion with Excellent Antimicrobial Activity at Remarkable Low Silver Concentrations. Naik K, Chatterjee A, Prakash H, Kowshik M. J Biomed Nanotechnol 2012;9:10.1166/jbn.2012.1567.


Post doctoral work

  1. Selective Colorimetric Sensing of Geometrical Isomers of Dicarboxylates in Water Using Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles. Chatterjee A.; Oh, D.-J.; Kim K. M.; Youk, K.-S.; Ahn, K. H. Chem. Asian J. 2008, 3, 1962-1967.
  2. Selective Recognition of Fumarate from Maleate with a Gold Nanoparticle-based Colorimetric Sensing System. Youk, K.-S.; Kim, K. M.; Chatterjee, A.; Ahn, K. H. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 3652.
  3. Selective Fluorogenic and Chromogenic Probe for Detection of Silver Ions and Silver Nanoparticles in Aqueous Media. Chatterjee, A.; Santra, M.; Won, N.; Kim, S.; Kim, J. K.; Kim, S. B.; Ahn, K. H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 2040–2041.
  4. A chemodosimeter approach to fluorescent sensing and imaging of inorganic and methylmercury species. Santra, M.; Ryu, D.; Chatterjee, A.; Ko, S.-K.; Shin, I.; Ahn, K. H. Chem. Commun., 2009, 2115–2117.
  5. Reaction-Based Fluorescent Sensing of Au(I)/Au(III) Species: Mechanistic Implications on Vinylgold Intermediates. Egorova, O.; Seo, H.; Chatterjee, A.; Ahn, K. H. Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 401–403.

PhD work

  1. Water Exclusion Reaction in Aqueous Media: Nitrone Formation and Cycloaddition in a Single Pot, Chatterjee, A.; Maiti, D. K.; Bhattacharya, P.K. Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 3967-3969.
  2. Stereoselective Synthesis of Chiral Oxepanes and Pyrans through Intramolecular Nitrone Cycloaddition in Organized Aqueous Media, Chatterjee, A.; Bhattacharya, P.K. J. Org. Chem.2006, 71, 345-348.
  3. A Green Chemical Approach for the N-alkylation of Aldoximes to form Nitrones in Organized Aqueous Media and their in situ Cycloaddition with Olefins. Hota, S. K.; Chatterjee, A.; Bhattacharya, P. K.; Chattopadhyay, P. Green Chem. 2009, 11, 169–176.
  4.   Prototropism in 2-acetyl benzimidazole and 2-benzimidazole Chowdhury, P.; Panja, S.; Chatterjee, A.; Bhattacharya, P.; Chakravorti. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 2005, 170, 131-141.
  5.  pH-Dependent excited-state proton transfer characteristics in 2-acetyl benzimidazole and 2-benzoyl-benzimidazole in aqueous and non-aqueous media. Chowdhury, P.; Panja, S.; Chatterjee, A.; Bhattacharya, P.; Chakravorti. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 2005, 173, 106-113.
  6. Interfacial adsorption and micellisation behaviour of alkaloid based chiral compounds in aqueous medium. Maiti, K.; Prasad, M.; Chatterjee, A.; Bhattacharya, P. K.; Moulik, S. P. J. Surface Sci.Technol. 2004, 20, 75-86.


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