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49. Annulative π-Extension by Rh(III)-Catalyzed Ketone-Directed C–H Activation: Rapid Access to Pyrenes and Related PAHs

M. R. Sk, A. Bhattacharyya, S. Saha, A. Brahma and M. S. Maji*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2023, e202305258

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48. An Overview on Exploring Chemical Modifications of Aromatic Amino Acid Residues in Peptides

S. Bhunia, M. Purushotham, G. Karan, B. Paul* and M. S. Maji*

Synthesis, 2023, Just Accepted

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47. Development of Carbazole-Cored Organo-Photocatalyst for Visible Light-Driven Reductive Pinacol/Imino-Pinacol Coupling

S. Kundu, L. Roy and M. S. Maji*

Org. Lett., 2022, 24, 9001–9006


44. Synthesis of Functionalized Indoles Via Cascade Benzannulation Strategies: A Decade’s Overview

S. Sahu, A. Banerjee, S. Kundu, A. Bhattacharyya and M. S. Maji*

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2022, 20, 3029-3042

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45. Synthesis of Indolyl-1,3-Dienes from β-Sulphonyl Aldehydes through One-Pot Sequential Brønsted Acid/ Base Catalysis

G. Karan, S. Sahu and M. S. Maji*

Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2022, Just Accepted

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46. Cp*Co(III)-catalyzed thiocarbamate directed C−H aminocarbonylation, amination, and cascade annulation of pyrroles

S. Saha and M. S. Maji*

Chem. Commun, 2022, 58, 10865-10868

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43. Cascade Benzannulation by Regioselective Dehydration: A Stepping Stone to the Total Syntheses of Lipocarbazoles, Carbazomycins and Related Alkaloids

A. Banerjee, S. Saha and M. S. Maji*

J. Org. Chem., 2022, 87, 6, 4343-4359

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42. An Expeditious Route to Sterically Encumbered Nonproteinogenic
α-Amino Acid Precursors Using Allylboronic Acids

S. Sahu, G. Karan, L. Roy and M. S. Maji*

Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 2355-2362

(Highlighted in Synfacts 2022, 18, 0568)

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41. Cobalt Catalyzed C-H Amination and Amidation

M. R. Sk, S. Saha and M. S. Maji*

Handbook of C-H Functionalization; Maiti, D., Ed.; Wiley-VCH:Weinheim, 2022. (Book Chapter)

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40. Rhodium-Catalyzed External Oxidant Free C–H Amination and Amidation

A. Metya, A. Brahma and M. S. Maji*

Handbook of C-H Functionalization; Maiti, D., Ed.; Wiley-VCH:Weinheim, 2022. (Book Chapter)


39. Cp*Co(III)-Catalyzed Dehydrative C2-Prenylation of Pyrrole and Indole with Allyl Alcohols

S. Basuli#, S. Sahu#, S. Saha# and M. S. Maji* 

(# = authors contributed equally)

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2021, 363, 4605-4611


38. Palladium(II) Complexes Bearing Mixed aNHC˄Py/PPh3/PCy3 Donor Ligands: Applications in α-Arylation of Amide and Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reactions

R. Naskar, A. Majumder, K. Kundu, S. Biswas, M. S. Maji, and Ramananda Maity*

J. Organomet. Chem., 2021, 949, 121925


37. Organocatalyzed Oxa-Diels-Alder Reactions: Recent Progresses

A. Biswas#, S. Kundu#, D. Pal, A. Pal and M. S. Maji*

(# = authors contributed equally)

Synthesis, 2022, 54, 887-909

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36. Cascade annulative-π-extension for the rapid construction of carbazole based polyaromatic hydrocarbons

S. Kundu#, A. Banerjee#, S. C. Pal, M. Ghosh and M. S. Maji*

(# = authors contributed equally)

Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 5762-5765

(Selected as Chemical Communications HOT articles)

(Highlighted in Chemical Communications Blog)

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35. A One-Pot “Back-to-Front” Approach for the Synthesis of Benzene Ring Substituted Indoles Using Allylboronic Acids

G. Karan, S. Sahu and M. S. Maji*

Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 5274-5277

(Featured in Org. Chem. Highlights: Heteroaromatics)

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34. Benzannulation strategies to synthesize carbazoles, indolocarbazoles, benzocarbazoles, and carbolines

A. Banerjee#, S. Kundu#, A. Bhattacharyya#, S. Sahu and M. S. Maji*

(# = authors contributed equally)

Org. Chem. Front., 2021, 8, 2710-2771

(Selected as themed collection: 2021 Organic Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles)

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33. Cooperativity within the catalyst: alkoxyamide as a catalyst for bromocyclization, and bromination of (hetero)aromatics

H. Mondal, M. R. Sk. and M. S. Maji*

Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 11501-11504

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32. Recent Progress in the C–N Bond Formation via High-Valent Group 9 Cp*M(III)-Catalyzed Directed sp2C–H Activation

M. R. Sk.#, S. S. Bera#, S. Basuli#, A. Metya and M. S. Maji*

(# = authors contributed equally)

Asian J. Org. Chem. 2020, 9, 11, 1701-1717

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31. Synthesis of Heterocycles by Isothiourea Organocatalysis

A. Biswas*, H. Mondal and M. S. Maji*

J. Heterocycl. Chem. 2020, 57, 11, 3818-3844

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30. Carbamates: A Directing Group for Selective C–H Amidation and Alkylation Under Cp*Co(III)-Catalysis

S. S. Bera, and M. S. Maji*

Org. Lett. 202022, 7, 2615–2620

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29. One-pot access to tetrahydro benzo[c]carbazole from simple ketones by using O2 as oxidant

S. Saha and M. S. Maji*

Org. Biomol. Chem. 202018, 1765-1768

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28. Cobalt(III)-catalyzed ketone-directed C–H vinylation using vinyl acetate

M. R. Sk and M. S. Maji*

Org. Chem. Front., 2020, 7, 19-24

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27. A Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Tandem Pinacol-Type Rearrangement for the Synthesis of α-(3-Indolyl) Ketones by Using α-Hydroxy Aldehydes

S. Kundu, A. Banerjee and M. S. Maji*

J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 24, 16003-16012

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26. C3-Alkenylation between Pyrroles and Aldehydes Mediated by a Brønsted Acid and a Brønsted Base

S. Sahu, A. Roy, M. Gorai, S. Guria and M. S. Maji*

Eur. J. Org. Chem, 20196396-6400

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25. A Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Cascade Reaction for the Conversion of Indoles into α-(3-Indolyl) Ketones Using 2-Benzyloxy Aldehydes  

A. Banerjee and M. S. Maji*

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 11521-11527

(Selected as hot paper)

(Invited  for cover picture)

(Highlighted in Synfacts 2019, 15, 1114)

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24. On Water Cp*Ir(III)-Catalyzed C–H Functionalization for the Synthesis of Chromones through Annulation of Salicylaldehydes with Diazo-Ketones

S. Debbarma, M. R. Sk, B. Modak and M. S. Maji*

J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 6207-6216

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23. Harnessing Stereospecific (Z)-Enamides Through Silver-Free Cp*Rh(III)-Catalysis by Using Isoxazoles as Masked Electrophile

S. Debbarma, S. S. Bera and M. S. Maji*

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 835-839


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22. Formal [4+2] benzannulation of 2-alkenyl indoles with aldehydes: a route to structurally diverse carbazoles and bis-carbazoles

A. Banerjee, A. Guin, S. Saha, A. Mondal and M. S. Maji*

Org. Biomol. Chem.  2019, 17, 1822-1826

(Selected as New Talent themed issue)

(Highlighted in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Blog)


21. Weakly Coordinating Ketone-Directed Cp*Co(III)- and Cp*Rh(III)-Catalyzed C–H Amidation of Arenes: A Route to Acridone Alkaloids

S. S. Bera, M. R. Sk, and M. S. Maji*

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 1806-1811

(Selected as hot paper)

(Invited  for cover picture)


20. Cp*Co(III)-Catalyzed C–H Alkenylation of Aromatic Ketones with Alkenes

M. R. Sk, S. S. Bera and M. S. Maji*

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2019, 361, 585-590


19. Brønsted Acid Catalyzed One-Pot Benzannulation of 2-Alkenylindoles Under Aerial Oxidation: A Route to Carbazoles and Indolo[2,3-a]carbazole-Alkaloids

S. Saha, A. Banerjee and M. S. Maji*

Org. Lett. 201820, 6920–6924.


18. Stereodivergent Total Synthesis of Hapalindoles, Fischerindoles, Hapalonamide H and Ambiguine H Alkaloids by Developing a Biomimetic, Redox-Neutral, Cascade Prins-Type Cyclization

S. Sahu, B. Das and M. S. Maji*

Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 6485-6489.

(One of the top 20 most read articles in the month of October 2018)

(Highlighted in Prayogik Rasayan by Chirantan Rasayan Sanstha)

17. Cobalt(III)‐Catalyzed Construction of Benzofurans, Benzofuranones and One‐Pot Orthogonal C−H Functionalizations to Access Polysubstituted Benzofurans

S. S. Bera, S. Debbarma, S. Jana, and M. S. Maji*

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2018, 360, 2204–2210.


(Highlighted in the inside cover picture of 11th issue of Adv. Synth. Catal.)

16. Weakly Coordinating Ketone-Directed Cp*Co(III)-Catalyzed C–H Allylation on Arenes and Indoles

M. R. Sk, S. S. Bera, and M. S. Maji*

Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 134-137.

15. Cp*Rh(III)-Catalyzed Directed Amidation of Aldehydes Using Anthranils

S. Debbarma and M. S. Maji* 

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 3699-3706.


(Highlighted in the virtual issue named " Emerging Investigators from India")


14. Benzannulation of 2-Alkenyl Indoles Using Aldehydes by Sequential-Triple-Relay

Catalysis: A Route to Carbazoles and Carbazole Alkaloids

A. Banerjee,  S. Sahu, and M. S. Maji*

Adv. Synth. Catal.  2017359, 1860-1866.

13. Transition-Metal-Free Redox-Neutral One-Pot C3-Alkenylation of Indoles Using Aldehydes

S. Sahu, A. Banerjee, and M. S. Maji*

Org. Lett.  201719, 464-467.

(Highlighted in the first issue of "ACS Research Elements")

12. Cp*CoIII-Catalyzed syn-Selective C-H Hydroarylation of Alkynes Using

Benzamides: An Approach Towards Highly Conjugated Organic Frameworks

S. S. Bera, S. Debbarma, A. K. Ghosh, S. Chand, and M. S. Maji*

J. Org. Chem. 201782, 420-430.

11. Cp*Rh(III)-Catalyzed Low Temperature C-H Allylation of N-Aryl-trichloro Acetimidamide

S. Debbarma, S. S. Bera, and M. S. Maji* 

J. Org. Chem. 201681, 11716–11725.

From Ph.D & Post-Doc

[10] Simon Wübbolt, Modhu Sudan Maji, Elisabeth Irran, Martin Oestreich, A Tethered Ru-S Complex with an Axial Chiral Thiolate Ligand for Cooperative Si-H Bond Activation: Application to Enantioselective Imine Reduction, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 6213.



[9] Xin Hong, Hatice Baspnar Küçük, Modhu Sudan Maji, Yun-Fang Yang, Magnus Rueping, and K. N. Houk, On the Mechanism and Selectivity of N-triflylphosphoramide Catalyzed (3+2) Cycloaddition between Hydrazones and Alkenes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13769.


[8] Dixit Parmar, Modhu Sudan Maji, Magnus Rueping, Catalytic and Asymmetric Fluorolactonisations of Carboxylic Acids through Anion Phase Transfer, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 83.

[7] Magnus Rueping, Modhu Sudan Maji, Hatice Başpınar Küçük, Iuliana Atodiresei, Asymmetric Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Cycloadditions –Efficient Enantioselective Synthesis of Pyrazolidines, Pyrazolines and 1,3-Diamines from N-Acyl Hydrazones and Alkenes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 12864. (Highlighted in Synfacts 2013, 210).

[6] Magnus Rueping, Jeremy Dufour, and Modhu Sudan Maji, Relay Catalysis: Combined Metal Catalyzed Oxidation and Asymmetric Iminium Catalysis for the Synthesis of Bi- and Tricyclic Chromenes, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3406.

[5] Modhu Sudan Maji, Sandip Murarka, and Armido Studer, Transition-Metal-Free Sonogashira-Type Coupling of Aryl and Alkynyl Grignard Reagents by Using TEMPO as an Oxidant, Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 3878. (Highlighted in Synfacts 2010, 1401).

[4] Modhu Sudan Maji, Thorben Pfeifer, and Armido Studer, Transition Metal Free Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers from Bis-Grignard Reagents by Using TEMPO as Oxidant, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 5872.

[3] Modhu Sudan Maji, Armido Studer, Transition-Metal-Free Oxidative Homocoupling of Aryl, Alkenyl, and Alkynyl Grignard Reagents with TEMPO, Synthesis, 2009, 2467.

[2] Modhu Sudan Maji, Thorben Pfeifer, and Armido Studer, Oxidative Homocoupling of Aryl, Alkenyl, and Alkynyl Grignard Reagents with TEMPO and Dioxygen, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 9547. (Selected as Hot Paper).

[1] Modhu Sudan Maji, Roland Fröhlich, and Armido Studer, Desymmetrization of Metallated Cyclohexadiene with Chiral N-tert-Butanesulfinyl Imines, Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 1847.

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