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Das, S., Young, M.; Choi, H. J., Huyn, M. H., Kim, K. JACS, 2009131, 7524–7525.M Banerjee, R Mukhopadhyay, B Achari, AK Banerjee
Organic letters 5 (21), 3931-3933 Google scholar link:
1. Solid Supported Amplification of Aggregation Emission: A Tetraphenylethylene-Cucurbit[6]uril@Hydroxyapatite Based Supramolecular Sensing Assembly for the Detection of Spermine and Spermidine in Human Urine and Blood." Naik, Viraj ; Kumar, Vikash; Bhasikuttan, Achikanath; Kadu, Kavita; Ramanan, Sutapa; Bhosle, Akhil; Banerjee, Mainak; Chatterjee, Amrita, ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2021,  4, 1813-1822.
2. Solvent-free mechanochemical synthesis of a novel benzothiazole-azine based ESIPT-coupled orange AIEgen for the selective recognition of Cu2+ ions in solution and solid phase. Bhosle, A. A.; Hiremath, S. D.; Bhasikuttan, A. C.; Banerjee, M.; Chatterjee, A.  J. Photochem. Photobiol. A 2021, 413, 113265.
3. Micellar nanoreactors for organic transformations with a focus on “dehydration” reactions in water: A decade update, Mainak Banerjee, Padmini C. Panjikar, Zigmee T. Bhutia, Akhil A. Bhosle, and Amrita Chatterjee, Tetrahedron, 2021, 88, 132142.
4. A Redox-Coupled Carbon dots-MnO2 nanosheets based Sensory Platform for Label-free and Sensitive Detection of E. coli, Sharanabasava D. Hiremath, Akhil A. Bhosle, Anushka Nayse, Sumit Biswas, Malabika Biswas, Achikanath C. Bhasikuttan, Mainak Banerjee and Amrita Chatterjee, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2021, 339, 129918.
5. Phthalimide conjugation turns the AIE-active tetraphenylethylene unit non-emissive: its use in turn-on sensing of hydrazine in solution and the solid- and vapour-phase, Sharanabasava D. Hiremath, Ram U. Gawas, Dharmendra Das, Viraj G. Naik, Akhil A. Bhosle, Vishnu Priya Murali, Kaustabh Kumar Maiti, Raghunath Acharya, Mainak Banerjee* and Amrita Chatterjee*, RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 21269-21278; DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03563K 
6. Mechanochemical Synthesis of Organic Dyes and Fluorophores, 
  • Mainak Banerjee*
  • Akhil A. Bhosle
  • Amrita Chatterjee*
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  • Soumik Saha, 
  • J. Org. Chem.
     1. Carbon dots-MnO2 based turn-on fluorescent probe for rapid and sensitive detection of hydrazine in water;    Sharanabasava D. Hiremath, Bhaskar Priyadarshi, Mainak Banerjee*, Amrita Chatterjee*, Journal of     Photochemistry & Photobiology A: Chemistry 2020, 389, 112258. (current impact factor: 3.3)
    3. Iodine Promoted Efficient Synthesis of 2‑Arylimidazo[1,2‑a]pyridines in Aqueous Media: A Comparative Study between Micellar Catalysis and an “On-Water” Platform, Zigmee T. Bhutia, Padmini C. Panjikar, Shruti Iyer, Amrita Chatterjee, and Mainak Banerjee, ACS Omega 2020, 5, 13333−13343(current impact factor: 2.9)
    5. Mn(I)-Catalyzed Mechanochemical C–H Bond Activation: C-2 Selective Alkenylation of Indoles, Dharmendra Das, Akhil A. Bhosle, Padmini C. Panjikar, Amrita Chatterjee*, and Mainak Banerjee*, 2020, 851, 19105-19116,  DOI: (current impact factor: 7.6)
     1.      Efficient and “Green” Synthetic Route to Imidazo[1,2a]pyridine by Cu(II)Ascorbate-Catalyzed A3Coupling in Aqueous Micellar Media; Zigmee T. Bhutia, Dharmendra Das, Amrita Chatterjee,* and Mainak Banerjee*, ACS  Omega 2019, 4, 4481−4490(current impact factor: 2.9)
     2. A water soluble AIE-gen for organic-solvent-free detection and wash-free imaging of Al3+ ions and subsequent sensing of F¯ ions and DNA tracking, Sharanabasava D. Hiremath, Ram U. Gawas, Starlaine C. Mascarenhas, Anasuya Ganguly, Mainak Banerjee*, Amrita Chatterjee*, New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 5219-5227(current impact factor: 3.1)
    3. Synthesis of a series of ethylene glycol modified water-soluble tetrameric TPE-amphiphiles with pyridinium      polar heads: Towards applications as light-up bioprobes in protein and DNA assay, and wash-free imaging of     bacteria Vikash Kumar, Viraj G Naik, Avijit Das, Sourayan Basu Bal, Malabika Biswas, Nupur Kumar, Anasuya Ganguly, Amrita Chatterjee, Mainak Banerjee* Tetrahedron, 2019, 75, 3722-3732(current impact factor: 2.5)
    4. Mechanochemical Pd(II)-Catalyzed Direct and C2-Selective Arylation of Indoles, Dharmendra Das, Zigmee T.   Bhutia, Amrita Chatterjee* and Mainak Banerjee*,  J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 17, 10764–10774, DOI: impact factor: 4.8)
    1. Sulfonate-functionalized tetraphenylethylenes for selective detection and wash-free imaging of Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus ), Viraj G. Naik,  Sharanabasava D. HiremathAvijit Das,  Dishant Banwari,  Ram U. Gawas,  Malabika Biswas,  Mainak Banerjee  and  Amrita ChatterjeeMater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 2091-2097(current impact factor: 6.8)

    2.      2. Development of a WaterDispersible SBA15BenzothiazoleDerived Fluorescence Nanosensor by Physisorption and Its Use in OrganicSolventFree Detection of Perborate and Hydrazine, R. U. Gawas, S. Anand, B. K. Ghosh, P. Shivbhagwan, K. Choudhary, N. N. Ghosh, M. Banerjee, A. Chatterjee, ChemistrySelect, 3 (38), 10585-10592. DOI: impact factor: 1.8)

    3. Water-Dispersible Rhodamine B Hydrazide Loaded TiO2 Nanoparticles for “Turn On” Fluorimetric Detection and Imaging of Orthosilicic Acid Accumulation In-Vitro in Nephrotoxic Kidney Cells, Mascarenhas, Starlaine CGawas, Ram UGhosh, Barun KumarBanerjee, MainakGanguly, AnasuyaChatterjee, AmritaGhosh, Narendra Nath, Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 2018, 18 (12), 8142-8154. (current impact factor: 1.35)
    4. Mechanochemical synthesis of 7-oxa-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane-4,4-dioxides via tandem Michael addition-1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of aldoximes and evaluation of their antibacterial activities, Zigmee T. Bhutia, Avijit Das, Malabika Biswas, Amrita Chatterjee* and Mainak Banerjee*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 2018, 506–514. (current impact factor: 2.9)

     1   1. A Facile, Catalyst-Free Mechano-Synthesis of Quinoxalines and their In-Vitro Antibacterial Activity Study, Zigmee T. Bhutia, Geethika Prasannakumar, Avijit Das, Malabika Biswas, Amrita Chatterjee,* and Mainak Banerjee*, ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 1183– 1187. (current impact factor:1.8)

    2.    2. Synthesis of novel d-glucose based anionic bolaamphiphiles and their catalytic application in 1,3-dipolar nitrone cycloaddition reactions, Vikash Kumar, Amrita Chatterjee,* Biswajit Gopal Roy and Mainak Banerjee, Catalysis Communications 94 (2017) 77–81. (current impact factor: 3.8)

    3. Aggregation-Induced Emission-Based Chemodosimeter Approach for Selective Sensing and Imaging of Hg(II) and Methylmercury Species, Amrita Chatterjee*, Mainak Banerjee*, Dipratn G. Khandare†, Ram U. Gawas, Starlaine C. Mascarenhas, Anasuya Ganguly, Rishabh Gupta, and Hrishikesh Joshi, Anal. Chem. 2017, 89, 12698–12704(current impact factor: 6.4)

    1A  2016

     1.   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 Adv., 2016, 6, 5279052797. (current impact factor: 3.1)

     2.    2.   Computational Investigation of the Photochemical Reaction Path of Some Synthesized and Experimentally Analyzed Small-Chain Conjugated Nitrones, Praveen Saini, Mainak Banerjee, and Anjan Chattopadhyay, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2016, 120, 396–406. (current impact factor: 2.6)


     1. 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 Advances, 2015, 5, 31479 - 31484. (current impact factor: 3.1)

    2.      2. A mild and efficient route to 3-vinylchromones in aqueous micellar media, Vikash Kumar, Amrita Chatterjee* and  Mainak Banerjee*, Synth. Comm., 2015, 45, 2364–2377. (current impact factor: 1.8)

     3.   3.  In situ mechanochemical synthesis of nitrones followed by 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition: a catalystfree, green”    route to cis-fused chromano[4,3-c]isoxazoles, Zigmee T. Bhutia,Geethika P., Anurag Malik, Vikash Kumar, Amrita Chatterjee,* Biswajit Gopal Roy and Mainak Banerjee,* RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 99566-99572. (current impact factor: 3.1)

     4.    4. 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, and Amrita Chatterjee,* Anal. Chem., 2015, 87, 1087110877. (current impact factor: 6.4)

    1. Biodegradation of aliphatic hydrocarbons in the presence of hydroxylcucurbit[6]uril, Rajesh Pasumarthi, Vikash Kumar, Sivaraman Chandrasekharan, Anasuya Ganguly, Mainak Banerjee, Srikanth Mutnuri, Mar. Pollut. Bull., 2014, 88, 148-154.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.


    7.   1. DBSA Mediated Chemoselective Synthesis of 2-Sbustituted Benzimidazoles in Aqueous Media, Vikash       Kumar, Dipratn G. Khandare, Amrita Chatterjee* and Mainak Banerjee*, Tetrahedron Lett. 54 (2013) 5505–5509.

     2. An aggregation-induced emission based “turn-on” fluorescent chemodosimeter for the selective detection of    ascorbate ions Dipratn G. Khandare, Vikash Kumar, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Mainak Banerjee* and Amrita Chatterjee*, RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 16981–16985.


    9.   1. A Reaction Based Turn-On Type Fluorigenic and Chromogenic Probe for the Detection of Trace Amount of Nitrite in Water; Kumar, V.; Banerjee, M.; and Chatterjee, A. Talanta, 2012, 99, 610-615.

    10 2. 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.

    Post Doc. Work

    11. 1. Supramolecular fishing for plasma membrane proteins using an ultrastable synthetic host-guest binding pair; Lee, D.-W.; Park, K. M.; Banerjee, M.; Ha, S. H.; Lee, T.; Suh, K.; Paul, S.; Jung, H.; Kim, J.; Selvapalam, N. Ryu, S. H.; Kim, K. Nature Chemistry, 2011, 3, 154–159.

    2. Chiral Metal-Organic Porous Materials: Synthetic Strategies and Applications in Chiral Separation and Catalysis, Kim, K.; Banerjee, M.Young, M.; Das, S. Invited review, Top. Curr. Chem., 2010293, 115–153.
    3. Postsynthetic Modification Switches an Achiral Framework to Catalytically Active Homochiral Metal-Organic Porous Materials, Banerjee, M., Das, S., Young, M.; Choi, H. J., Huyn, M. H., Kim, K. JACS, 2009131, 7524–7525.
    4. Lariat-Crown Ether Based Fluorescence Sensors for Heavy Metal Ions, Maeda, H.; Tierney, D. L.; Mariano, P. S.; Banerjee, M.; Cho, D. W.; Yoon, U. C. Tetrahedron, 2008, 64, 5268-5278.


    Ph.D. work
    1. First Total Synthesis of the 4a-Methyltetrahydrofluorene Diterpenoids (±)- Dichroanal B and (±)- Dichroanone, Banerjee, M; Mukhopadhyay, R; Achari, B; Banerjee, A. K. Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 3931-3933., M; Mukhopadhyay, R; Achari, B; Banerjee, A. K. J. Org. Chem.2006, 71, 2787-2796.
    2. A General Route to 4a-Methylhydrofluorene Diterpenoids: Total Syntheses of Taiwaniaquinones D and H, Taiwaniaquinol B, Dichroanal B and Dichroanone, M Banerjee, R Mukhopadhyay, B Achari, A. K. Banerjee
    Organic letters 5 (21), 3931-3933
    3. An Improved Synthetic Route to Angularly Functionalised Hydrofluorene Derivatives Through Pd(0)-Catalyzed Heck Reaction, Banerjee, M; Mukhopadhyay, R; Achari, B; Banerjee, A. K. Synthesis, 2006, 1263-1272.

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