Professor

Department of Organic Chemistry

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, INDIA

Phone: +91-80-2293 2850/2849

E-mail: sm@iisc.ac.in

PUBLICATIONS

Publications from IISc

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Prof. Santanu Mukherjee

 

Graphical abstract: Catalytic asymmetric formal γ-allylation of deconjugated butenolidesGraphical abstract: Front coverGraphical abstract: Enantioselective dearomatization of isoquinolines by anion-binding catalysis en route to cyclic α-aminophosphonatesLink to full-size graphical abstractThumbnail image of graphical abstractGraphical abstract: Catalytic enantioselective cascade Michael/cyclization reaction of 3-isothiocyanato oxindoles with exocyclic α,β-unsaturated ketones en route to 3,2′-pyrrolidinyl bispirooxindolesGraphical abstract: Front coverGraphical abstract: Front coverJournal CoverFigureFigureJournal CoverJournal CoverFigure

Popular Science Articles

 

10. A Catalytic Michael/Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Cascade Reaction for Enantioselective Synthesis of Thiochromenes

A. Ray Choudhury, S. Mukherjee

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 1989-1995.

# Among the most accessed articles in July 2013

 

 

 

9. Catalytic Enantioselective Iodoetherification of Oximes

C. B. Tripathi, S. Mukherjee

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 8450-8453.

# Among the Most Accessed Articles in July 2013

# Invited for Synpact in SYNLETT

 

 

 

8. Catalytic Asymmetric Direct Vinylogous Michael Addition of γ-Aryl-Substituted Deconjugated Butenolides to Nitroolefins and N-Phenylmaleimide

V. Kumar, B. Ray, P. Rathi, S. Mukherjee

Synthesis 2013, 45, 1641-1646. [Invited contribution]

 

 

 

7. Catalytic Asymmetric Direct Vinylogous Michael Addition of Deconjugated Butenolides to Maleimides for the Construction of Quaternary Stereogenic Centers

M. S. Manna, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 15277-15282.

# Among the Most Accessed Articles in November 2012

 

 

 

6. Organocatalytic Asymmetric Direct Vinylogous Michael Addition of α,β Unsaturated γ-Butyrolactam to Nitroolefins

A. Ray Choudhury , S. Mukherjee

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 7313-7320.

 

 

 

5. Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of α,β‑Disubstituted α,γ‑Diaminophosphonic Acid Precursors by Michael Addition of α-Substituted Nitrophosphonates to Nitroolefins

C. B. Tripathi, S. Kayal, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 3296-3299.

 

 

 

4. Catalytic Enantioselective Construction of Quaternary Stereocenter by Direct Vinylogous Michael Addition of Deconjugated Butenolides to Nitroolefins

M. S. Manna, V. Kumar, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 5193-5195.

 

 

 

3. Lewis Base Catalysis by Thiourea: N-Bromosuccinimide-Mediated Oxidation of Alcohols

C. B. Tripathi, S. Mukherjee

J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 1592-1598.

 

 

 

2. Enamine Catalysis of α-Functionalizations and Alkylations

S. Mukherjee

in Asymmetric Organocatalysis, Vol. 1: Lewis Base and Acid Catalysis (Ed.: B. List), Georg Thieme, Stuttgart, 2011, pp. 217-270 (Chapter: 1.1.5).

 

 

 

1. Enantioselective Synthesis Based on Catalysis by Chiral Oxazaborolidinium Cations

S. Mukherjee, E. J. Corey

Aldrichimica Acta 2010, 43, 49-59.

 

 

PhD and Postdoc Publications

12. Enantioselective Pathway for the Synthesis of Laurenditerpenol

S. Mukherjee, A. P. Scopton, E. J. Corey

Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1836-1838.

11. [4+2]-Cycloaddition Reactions Catalyzed by a Chiral Oxazaborolidinium Cation. Reaction Rates, Diastereo-, Regio- and Enantioselectivity Depend on Whether Both Bonds Are Formed Simultaneously

S. Mukherjee, E. J. Corey

Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1024-1027.

10. Highly Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reactions of Maleimides Catalyzed by Activated Chiral Oxazaborolidines

S. Mukherjee, E. J. Corey

Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 632-635.

9. TRIP - A Powerful Bronsted Acid Catalyst for Asymmetric Synthesis

G. Adair, S. Mukherjee, B. List

Aldrichimica Acta 2008, 41, 31-39.

8. Asymmetric Enamine Catalysis

S. Mukherjee, J. W. Yang, S. Hoffmann, B. List

Chem. Rev. 2007, 107, 5471-5569.

7. Chiral Counteranions in Asymmetric Transition Metal Catalysis: Highly Enantioselective Pd/Bronsted Acid-Catalyzed Direct α-Allylation of Aldehydes

S. Mukherjee, B. List

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 11336-11337.

6. Radical Catalysis

S. Mukherjee, B. List

Nature 2007, 447, 152-153.

5. Structural Optimization of Thiourea-based Bifunctional Organocatalysts for the Highly Enantioselective Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Azlactones

A. Berkessel, S. Mukherjee, T. N. Mueller, F. Cleemann, K. Roland, M. Brandenburg, J.-M. Neudoerfl, J. Lex

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 4319-4330.

4. Reversal of Enantioselectivity by Catalyst Protonation: Asymmetric Hydrocyanation of Imines with Oxazaborolidines

A. Berkessel, S. Mukherjee, J. Lex

Synlett 2006, 41-44.

3. Kinetic Resolution of Oxazinones: An Organocatalytic Approach to Enantiomerically Pure β-Amino Acids

A. Berkessel, F. Cleemann, S. Mukherjee

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 7466-7469.

2. Second-Generation Organocatalysts for the Highly Enantioselective Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Azlactones

A. Berkessel, S. Mukherjee, F. Cleemann, T. N. Mueller, J. Lex

Chem. Commun. 2005, 1898-1900.

1. Highly Efficient Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Azlactones by Urea-Based Bifunctional Organocatalysts

A. Berkessel, F. Cleemann, S. Mukherjee, T. N. Mueller, J. Lex

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 807-811.

PATENT

Process for the preparation of enantiomerically enriched β-amino acid derivatives by an organocatalytic resolution of oxazinones

A. Berkessel, F. Cleemann, S. Mukherjee

PCT Int. Appl. WO 200702356, 2007.

 

11. Synergistic Lewis Base and Anion-Binding Catalysis for the Enantioselective Vinylogous Addition of Deconjugated Butenolides to Allenoates

V. Kumar, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 11203-11205.

 

 

 

12. Catalytic Enantioselective Halocyclizations beyond Lactones: Emerging Routes to Enantioenriched Nitrogenous Heterocycles

C. B. Tripathi, S. Mukherjee

Synlett 2014, 25, 163-169. [Synpacts; Invited contribution]

 

 

 

13. Enantioselective Desymmetrization of Prochiral 1,3-Dinitropropanes via Organocatalytic Allylic Alkylation

S. J. Singha Roy, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 121-123.

 

 

 

14. Remarkable Influence of Secondary Catalyst Site on Enantioselective Desymmetrization of Cyclopentenedione

M. S. Manna, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 1627-1633.

# Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal on December 8, 2014

 

 

 

15. Catalytic Enantioselective Iodoaminocyclization of Hydrazones

C. B. Tripathi, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 3368-3371.

# Among the Most Read Articles in June 2014

 

 

 

16. Catalytic Asymmetric Michael Addition/Cyclization Cascade of 3-Isothiocyanato Oxindoles with Nitroolefins

S. Kayal, S. Mukherjee

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 6696-6700.

 

 

 

17. Catalytic Asymmetric Desymmetrization Approaches to Enantioenriched Cyclopentanes

M. S. Manna, S. Mukherjee

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 18-24. [Perspective; Invited contribution]

# Among 2015 Hot Articles

 

 

 

18. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Formal C(sp2)-H Alkylation

M. S. Manna, S. Mukherjee

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 130-133.

# Among the Most Read Articles in January & February 2015

# Highlighted in SYNFORM (2015/5) cover page

# Highlighted in Synfacts (2015, 11, 324)

 

 

 

19. Catalytic Enantioselective 1,4-Iodofunctionalizations of Conjugated Dienes

C. B. Tripathi, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 4424-4427.

# Among the Most Read Articles in September 2015

# Highlighted in Synfacts (2015, 11, 1210)

 

 

 

20. Catalytic Aldol-Cyclization Cascade of 3-Isothiocyanato Oxindoles with α-Ketophosphonates for the Enantioselective Synthesis of β-Amino-α-hydroxyphosphonates

S. Kayal, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 5508-5511.

 

 

 

21. Catalytic Asymmetric Formal γ-Allylation of Deconjugated Butenolides

A. K. Simlandy, S. Mukherjee

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 5659-5664. [Invited contribution for the New Talent issue]

 

 

 

22. Enantioselective Formal C(sp2)−H Vinylation

M. S. Manna, R. Sarkar, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 14912-14919.

 

 

 

23. Enantioselective Dearomatization of Isoquinolines by Anion-Binding Catalysis en Route to Cyclic α-Aminophosphonates

A. Ray Choudhury, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 6940-6945.

 

 

 

24. Catalytic Enantioselective Cascade Michael/Cyclization Reaction of 3-Isothiocyanato Oxindoles with Exocyclic α,β-Unsaturated Ketones en Route to 3,2'-Pyrrolidinyl Bispirooxindoles

S. Kayal, S. Mukherjee

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 10175-10179.

 

 

 

26. Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of 3,4-Unsubstituted Thiochromenes through Sulfa-Michael/Julia-Kocienski Olefination Cascade Reaction

A. K. Simlandy, S. Mukherjee

J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 4851-4858.

# Among the Most Read Articles in May 2017

 

 

 

25. Catalytic Enantioselective Desymmetrization of Norbornenoquinones via C(sp2)-H Alkylation

R. Sarkar, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 6160-6163.

# Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal on July 31, 2017

 

 

 

27. “On Water” Catalytic Enantioselective Sulfenylation of Deconjugated Butyrolactams

S. J. Singha Roy, S. Mukherjee

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 6921-6925.

 

 

 

 

28. Nitro-Enabled Catalytic Enantioselective Formal Umpolung Alkenylation of β-Ketoesters

A. Ray Choudhury‡, M. S. Manna‡, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6686-6690.

[‡These authors contributed equally to this work]

 

 

 

29. Catalytic Enantioselective Vinylogous Allylic Alkylation of Coumarins

S. Kayal, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 4944-4947.

 

 

 

30. A Catalytic Enantioselective Iodocyclization Route to Dihydrooxazines

R. Suresh‡, A. K. Simlandy‡, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 1300-1303.

[‡These authors contributed equally to this work]

# Among the Most Read Articles in February & March 2018

 

 

 

 

32. Picosecond Electron Transfer from Quantum Dots Enables a General and Efficient Aerobic Oxidation of Boronic Acids

A. K. Simlandy, B. Bhattacharyya, A. Pandey, S. Mukherjee

ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 5206-5211.

 

 

 

31. N-Iodosuccinimide: Third Update

S. J. Singha Roy, S. Mukherjee

in e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis 2018. DOI

 

 

 

33. Efficient Photosynthesis of Organics from Aqueous Bicarbonate Ions by Quantum Dots using Visible Light

B. Bhattacharyya, A. K. Simlandy, A. Chakraborty, G. P. Rajasekar, N. Aetukuri, S. Mukherjee, A. Pandey

ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 1508-1514.

# Among the Most Read Articles in June & July 2018

 

 

 

34. Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Direct Vinylogous Allylic Alkylation of Coumarins

R. Sarkar, S. Mitra, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 5767-5772.

# Highlighted in Synfacts (2018, 14, 1066)

 

 

 

35. Direct Catalytic Enantioselective Vinylogous Aldol Reaction of Allyl Ketones to Pyrazole-4,5-diones

B. Ray, S. Mukherjee

J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 10871-10880.

 

 

 

36. Catalytic Enantioselective C-C Bond Forming Reactions of Deconjugated Butyrolactams: Michael Addition to α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes and Ketones

S. J. Singha Roy , S. Mukherjee

J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 12071-12085.

# Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal on February 24, 2020

 

 

 

37. Non-Covalent Catalysis for Enantioselective Direct Aldol Reaction of 3-Acetylcoumarins to Pyrazole-4,5-diones

B. Ray, S. J. Singha Roy , S. Mukherjee

Asian J. Org. Chem. 2019, 8, 1045-1048. [Invited contribution for the special issue on Heterocyclic Chemistry]

 

 

 

38. Enantioselective [4 + 2]-Annulation of Azlactones with Copper-Allenylidenes under Cooperative Catalysis: Synthesis of α-Quaternary α-Acylaminoamides

A. K. Simlandy‡, B. Ghosh‡, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 3361-3366.

[‡These authors contributed equally to this work]

 

 

 

39. Catalytic Enantioselective Michael Addition of Deconjugated Butyrolactams to Maleimides

B. Ray, S. Mukherjee

Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 3292-3298.

[Invited contribution for the Special Issue in honor of the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award for Prof. Ryan Shenvi]

 

 

 

40. Enantioselective Direct Vinylogous Allylic Alkylation of 4-Methylquinolones under Iridium-Catalysis

R. Sarkar, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 5315-5320.

 

 

 

41. Deconjugated Butenolide: A Versatile Building Block for Asymmetric Catalysis

A. Ray Choudhury, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 6755-6788.

 

 

 

42. Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective α-Allylic Alkylation of Amides Using Vinyl Azide as Amide Enolate Surrogate

A. Chakrabarty, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 7752-7756. ChemRxiv DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.12765770.v1

 

 

 

43. Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Olefinic C(sp2)-H Allylic Alkylation

R. Sarkar, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 3070-3075.

 

 

 

44. Catalytic Enantioselective Desymmetrizing Fischer Indolization through Dynamic Kinetic Resolution [VIP Article]

B. Ghosh, R. Balhara, G. Jindal, S. Mukherjee

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 9086-9092.

# Highlighted in ChemistryViews

# Highlighted in Synfacts (2021, 17, 0560)

# Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal on July 18, 2022

 

 

 

45. Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation of Deconjugated Butyrolactams

S. Mitra, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 3021-3026.

 

 

 

46. Anion-Binding Catalysis with Other Anions

S. Mitra, S. Mukherjee

in Anion-Binding Catalysis, (Ed.: O. G. Mancheno), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim , 2021, pp. 161-200 (Chapter: 5).

 

 

 

47. Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective and Chemodivergent Allenylic Alkylation of Vinyl Azides for the Synthesis of α-Allenylic Amides and Ketones [Hot Paper]

A. Chakrabarty, S. Mukherjee

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202115821. ChemRxiv DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2021-j9f0s

 

 

 

48. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of [3]-Ladderanol through Late Stage Organocatalytic Desymmetrization

S. Ray, S. Mondal, S. Mukherjee

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202201584. ChemRxiv DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-cggpz

 

 

 

49. Catalytic Enantioselective de novo Construction of Chiral Arenes through Desymmetrizing Oxidative [4+2]-Cycloaddition

B. Ghosh, M. S. Harariya, S. Mukherjee

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202204523.

 

 

 

50. Catalytic Enantioselective Desymmetrization of meso-Cyclopropane Fused Cyclohexene-1,4-diones via Formal C(sp2)-H Alkylation

S. Ray, S. Mukherjee

Synlett 2023, 34, 863-867. [Cover Page] [Invited contribution for the Special Issue on Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis in India]

 

 

 

51. Mechanism and Origin of Remote Stereocontrol in the Organocatalytic Enantioselective Formal C(sp2)-H Alkylation using Nitroalkanes as Alkylating Agents

S. C. Mallojjala‡, R. Sarkar‡, R. W. Karugu, M. S. Manna, S. Ray, S. Mukherjee, J. S. Hirschi

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 17399-17406.

[‡These authors contributed equally to this work]

 

 

 

52. Hydroxy-Directed Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Formal β-C(sp2)-H Allylic Alkylation of α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyls

S. Mitra, R. Sarkar‡, A. Chakrabarty‡, S. Mukherjee

Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 12491-12497.

[‡These authors contributed equally to this work]

 

 

 

53. Catalytic Generation of Remote C-N Axial Chirality through Atroposelective de novo Arene Construction

S. Mondal, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 8300-8304.

# Among the Most Read Articles in November-December 2022

 

 

 

1. The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Asymmetric Catalysis with Small Organic Molecules (News)

S. Mukherjee

Current Science 2021, 121, 1148-1151. DOI

 

 

 

2. Centrally Chiral Arenes: From Concept to Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis

S. Ray, B. Ghosh, S. Mukherjee

AsiaChem 2023, 3, 34-41. [Invited contribution for the Special Issue on Chemistry in India] DOI

 

 

 

54. Enantioselective Synthesis of Skipped Dienes via Iridium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation of Phosphonates

A. Seal, S. Mukherjee

Org. Lett. 2023, 25, 2253-2257. ChemRxiv DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-3dnw8