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

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*

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

31. Synthesis of Heterocycles by Isothiourea Organocatalysis

A. Biswas*, H. Mondal and M. S. Maji*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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


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)


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)

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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