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Sustainable Synthesis of α-Hydroxycarboxylic Acids by Manganese Catalyzed Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling of Ethylene Glycol and Primary Alcohols

Angew. Chem.Int. Ed.2023,e202218329



Satyadeep Waiba^, Kakoli Maji^, Mamata Maity, Biplab Maji*

^Contributed Equally


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Book Chapter: "Transition Metal-Catalyzed C-H Functionalizations Using a Transient Directing Group Approach" in " Handbook of C-H Functionalization" Editor Debabrata Maiti (Wiley)

DOI: 10.1002/9783527834242.chf0072



Animesh Das, Netai Aditya, Biplab Maji*


Ruthenium-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Epoxides with Primary Alcohols via Hydrogen Transfer Catalysis

J. Org. Chem. 2023, 88, 310−318



Akash Jana^, Sayandip Chakraborty^, Koushik Sarkar, Biplab Maji*

^Contributed Equally


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Construction of 1,2,4-triazole-fused heterocycles via an amine oxidase-inspired catalyst

Org. Chem. Front., 2023,10, 480-489



Pradip Ramdas Thorve^, Kakoli Maji^, Biplab Maji*

^Contributed Equally


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Intermolecular dearomative [4+2] cycloaddition of naphthalenes via visible-light energy-transfer-catalysis

Chem. Sci., 2022,13, 12503-12510



Pramod Rai^, Kakoli Maji^, Sayan Kr Jana^, Biplab Maji*

^Contributed Equally


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Dicarbofunctionalizations of an Unactivated Alkene via Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis

Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 6261–6265



Purusattam Dey, Sayan Kr Jana, Pramod Rai, Biplab Maji*


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Enantioselective C–H bond functionalization of aromatic ketones with 1,6-enynes via photoredox/cobalt dual catalysis

Chem. Commun., 2022,58, 9516-9519



Kakoli Maji^, Pradip Ramdas Thorve^, Pramod Rai, Biplab Maji*

^ Authors Contributed Equally


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Manganese-Catalyzed Hydrogenation, Dehydrogenation, and Hydroelementation Reactions

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2022,51, 4386-4464



Kuhali Das^, Satyadeep Waiba^, Akash Jana, Biplab Maji

^ Authors Contributed Equally


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Dual Metalation in a Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Framework for Photocatalytic C–N Cross-Coupling Reactions

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 7822-7833



Ayan Jati, Kaushik Dey, Maryam Nurhuda, Matthew A. Addicoat, Rahul Banerjee*, Biplab Maji*


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Manganese-Catalyzed Reformation of Vicinal Glycols to α-Hydroxy Carboxylic Acids with the Liberation of Hydrogen Gas

ACS Catalysis 2022, 12, 3995-4001



Satyadeep Waiba, Mamata Maity, Biplab Maji*


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Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis Enables the Synthesis of Alkyl Cyclopropanes via C(sp3)–C(sp3) Cross Electrophile Coupling of Unactivated Alkyl Electrophiles

Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 1298-1302

Sayan K. Jana, Mamata Maity^, Purusattam Dey^, Biplab Maji*

^Authors Contributed Equally


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Recent Development of Bis-Cyclometalated Chiral-at-Iridium and Rhodium Complexes for Asymmetric Catalysis

ACS Org. Inorg. Au 2022, 2, 99−125

Purusattam Dey^, Pramod Rai^, Biplab Maji*

^Authors Contributed Equally


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Cooperative Lewis Acid Catalysis for the Enantioselective C(sp3 )−H Bond Functionalizations of 2‑Alkyl Azaarenes

Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 8888–8893

Pramod Rai, Satyadeep Waiba, Kakoli Maji, Dibyaranjan Sahoo, and Biplab Maji*


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Advancements in multifunctional manganese complexes for catalytic hydrogen transfer reaction

Chem. Commun., 2021,57, 8534-8549

Kuhali Das, Milan K. Barman*, Biplab Maji*


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Manganese-Catalyzed Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination of Allyl Alcohols via Hydrogen-Borrowing Catalysis

ACS. Catal. 2021, 11, 7060-7069

Kuhali Das, Koushik Sarkar, Biplab Maji*


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Nucleophilicities and Nucleofugalities of Thio- and Selenoethers

Chem. Eur. J. 2021

DOI: 10.1002/chem.202100977

Biplab Maji, Xin-Hua Duan, Patrick M. Jüstel, Peter A. Byrne, Armin R. Ofial, Herbert Mayr*


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Visible‐Light Mediated Metal‐Free Cross‐Electrophile Coupling of Isatin Derivatives with Electron‐Poor Alkenes

Asian J. Org. Chem. 2021, 10, 1-6

Kakoli Maji, Pramod Rai, Biplab Maji*


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Phosphine-Free Manganese Catalyst Enables Selective Transfer Hydrogenation of Nitriles to Primary and Secondary Amines Using Ammonia−Borane

ACS. Catal. 2021, 11, 2786-2794

Koushik Sarkar^, Kuhali Das^, Abhisekh Kundu, Debashis Adhikari*, Biplab Maji*

^Authors Contributed Equally



Manganese catalyzed C-alkylation of methyl N-heteroarenes with primary alcohols

Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 3026-3029

Akash Jana^, Amol Kumar^, Biplab Maji*

^Authors Contributed Equally



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The Emergence of Palladium‐Catalyzed C(sp3)‐H Functionalization of Free Carboxylic Acids

Chem. Asian J. 2021, 16, 397-408

Animesh Das, Biplab Maji*



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Deaminative Olefination of Methyl N‑Heteroarenes by an Amine Oxidase Inspired Catalyst

Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 542-547

Pradip Ramdas Thorve, Biplab Maji*



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Aerobic primary and secondary amine oxidation cascade by a copper amine oxidase inspired catalyst

Catal. Sci. Technol. 2021, 11, 1116-1124

Pradip Ramdas Thorve, Biplab Maji*



Manganese Catalysed α-Alkylation of Ketones with Secondary Alcohols Enables the Synthesis of β Branched Carbonyl Compounds

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 8376-8379

Satyadeep Waiba^, Sayan K. Jana^, Ayan Jati, Akash Jana, Biplab Maji*

^Authors contributed equally



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Palladium-Catalyzed Remote C–H Functionalization of 2- Aminopyrimidines

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 4284-4287

Animesh Das, Akash Jana, Biplab Maji*



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A Phosphine-Free Manganese Catalyst Enables Stereoselective Synthesis of (1 + n) Membered Cycloalkanes from Methyl Ketones and 1,n-Diols

ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 2615-2626


Akash Jana, Kuhali Das, Abhishek Kundu, Pradip Ramdas Thorve, Debashis Adhikari*, and Biplab Maji*.  

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Basicities and Nucleophilicities of Pyrrolidines and Imidazolidinones Used as Organocatalysts

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1526-1547

Feng An, Biplab Maji, Elizabeth Min, Armin R. Ofial*, Herbert Mayr*

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Manganese Catalyzed Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling Reactions.

ChemCatChem 2020, 12, 1891-1902


Satyadeep Waiba, and Biplab Maji*  

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Synthesis and characterization of N,N-chelate manganese complexes and applications in C–N coupling reactions

Inorganica Chimica Acta 2020, 502, 119358

Kuhali Das, Amol Kumar, Akash Jana, Biplab Maji*


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 Boron-Catalyzed N-Alkylation of Arylamines and Arylamides with Benzylic Alcohols 

J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 806-819

Murali Mohan Guru, Pradip Ramdas Thorve, Biplab Maji*


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B(C6F5)3-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Cyclization of N-Tosylhydrazones and Anilines via a Lewis Adduct: A Combined Experimental and Computational Investigations

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 7964-7974

Highlighted on SYNFORM- Thieme Chemistry

 Murali Mohan Guru, Sriman De, Sayan Dutta, Debasis Koley*, Biplab Maji*

Manganese-Catalyzed Divergent Markovnikov Addition and [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of 2-Carbonyl Indanone with Terminal Alkyne

J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 8185-8193

 Pradip Ramdas Torve, Murali Mohan Guru, Biplab Maji*

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Photoredox/Cobalt Dual Catalysis for Visible-Light-Mediated Alkene–Alkyne Coupling

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 3755-3759


Pramod Rai^, Kakoli Maji^, Biplab Maji*

^Authors contributed equally

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Base Metal-Catalyzed Direct Olefinations of Alcohols with Sulfones

ACS Omega 2019, 4, 7082-7087

Satyadeep Waiba, Animesh Das, Milan K. Barman, Biplab Maji*

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Pyrene-affixed triazoles: a new class of molecular semiconductors for robust, non-volatile resistive memory devices

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 4643-4646

Biswajit K. Barman, Murali M. Guru. Gaurav K. Panda, Biplab Maji*, Ratheesh K. Vijayaraghavan*

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Selective Hydroboration of Carboxylic Acids with a Homogeneous Manganese Catalyst

J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 1570-1579

Milan K. Barman^, Kuhali Das^, Biplab Maji*

^Authors contributed equally

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Manganese-Catalyzed Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling of Alcohols With Sulfones: A Tool To Access Highly Substituted Vinyl Sulfones

J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 973-982

Satyadeep Waiba, Milan K. Barman, Biplab Maji*

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Manganese-Catalyzed Direct Olefination via an Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling of Methyl Heteroarenes with Primary Alcohols

Synlett 2019, 30, 12-20

Milan K. Barman, Satyadeep Waiba, Biplab Maji*

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Manganese Catalyzed α-Alkylation of Nitriles with Primary Alcohols

ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 9226-9231

Akash Jana^, C. Bal Reddy^, Biplab Maji*

^Authors contributed equally

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Phosphine-Free NNN-Manganese Complex Catalyzed aAlkylation of Ketones with Primary Alcohols and Friedla¨nder Quinoline Synthesis

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2018, 360, 3233-3238

Milan K. Barman^, Akash Jana^, Biplab Maji*

^Authors contributed equally

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Manganese Catalyzed Direct Olefination of Methylheteroarenes with Primary Alcohols

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 9126-9130

Milan K. Barman, Satyadeep Waiba, Biplab Maji*

Highlighted on Synfacts

Recent Developments of Manganese Complexes for Catalytic Hydrogenation and Dehydrogenation Reactions

Synthesis 2017, 49, 3377-3393

Milan K. Barman, Biplab Maji*

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26. Visible light-promoted activation of unactivated C (sp3)–H bonds and its selective trifluoromethylthiolation

S. Mukherjee^, B. Maji^, A Tlahuext-Aca, F Glorius*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 16200 – 16203.

^ This two author contributed equally.

25. Ruthenium-NHC Catalyzed α-Alkylation of Methylene Ketones Provides Branched Products through Borrowing Hydrogen Strategy

C. Schlepphorst, B. Maji, F. Glorius*, ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 4184 – 4188.

24. Catalytic Enantioselective Nitroso Diels-Alder Reaction

B. Maji*, H. Yamamoto*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 15957–15963.

23. Use of In Situ Generated Nitrosocarbonyl Compounds in Catalytic Asymmetric a-Amination and a-Hydroxylation Reactions

B. Maji*, H. Yamamoto*, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2015, 88, 753–762.

Selected as Cover Page.

22.Asymmetric Synthesis of Tertiary a-Hydroxy Phosphonic Acid Derivatives under Aerobic Oxidation Condition

B. Maji*, H. Yamamoto*, Synlett. 2015, 26, 1528–1532.

21.Scales of Lewis Basicities toward C-centered Lewis Acids (Carbocations)

H. Mayr*, J. Ammer, M. Baidya, B. Maji, T. A. Nigst, A. R. Ofial, T. Singer, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2580–2599.

Selected as Cover Page.

Highlighted as Spotlights.


20. Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis of Tertiary a-Hydroxy Phosphonic Acid Derivatives with In Situ Generated Nitrosocarbonyl Compounds as the Oxygen Source

B. Maji*, H. Yamamoto*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 14472–14475.

Selected as Hot Paper by Angewandte Chemie.

19. Asymmetric construction of quaternary stereocenters by magnesium catalysed direct amination of b-ketoesters using in situ generated nitrosocarbonyl compounds as nitrogen sources

 B. Maji*, M. Baidya, H. Yamamoto*, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 3941–3945.

Highlighted in SynFacts.

18. Proline-Tetrazole-Catalyzed Enantioselective N-Nitroso Aldol Reaction of Aldehydes with In Situ Generated Nitrosocarbonyl Compounds

B. Maji*, H. Yamamoto*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8714–8717.

Highlighted in SynFacts.

17. Ambident Reactivities of Formaldehyde N,N-Dialkylhydrazones

B. Maji*, K. Troshin, H. Mayr*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 11900–11904.

16. Structures and Ambident Reactivities of Azolium Enolates

B. Maji*, H. Mayr*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 11163–11167

15. Nucleophilic Reactivities of Schiff Bases

B. Maji, H. Mayr*, Z. Naturforsch B. 2013, 68b, 693–699.

14.Nucleophilic reactivities of 2-imidazolines and related N-heterocyclic compounds

B. Maji, M. Baidya, J. Ammer, S. Kobayashi, P. Mayer, A. R. Ofial, H. Mayr*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2013, 3369–3377.

13. A quantitative approach to nucleophilic organocatalysis

H. Mayr*, S. Lakhdar, B. Maji, A. R. Ofial, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1458–1478.

12. Structures and Reactivities of O-Methylated Breslow Intermediates

B. Maji, H. Mayr*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10408–10412.

11. (E)-5-(Methoxy(phenyl)methylene)-1,3,4-triphenyl-4,5-dihydro- 1H-1,2,4-triazole

B. Maji, G. Berionni, H. Mayr, P. Mayer*, Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E: Struct. Rep. Online 2012, 68, o3307.

10. (Z)-2-[Methoxy(phenyl)methylidene]-3,4,5-trimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1,3-thiazole

B. Maji, H. Mayr, P. Mayer*, Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E: Struct. Rep. Online 2012, 68, o2644.

9. Nucleophilic Reactivity of Deoxy-Breslow-Intermediates: How Does Aromaticity Affect the Catalytic Activity of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes?

B. Maji, M. Horn, H. Mayr*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6231–6235.

Selected as Hot Paper by Angewandte Chemie.

8. Guanidines: Highly Nucleophilic Organocatalysts
B. Maji, D. S. Stephenson, H. Mayr*, ChemCatChem 2012, 4, 993–999.

7. Imidazolidinone-Derived Enamines: Nucleophiles with Low Reactivity

S. Lakhdar*, B. Maji, H. Mayr*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5739–5742.

Selected as Hot Paper by Angewandte Chemie.

6. Nucleophilic Addition of Enols and Enamines to α,β-Unsaturated Acyl Azoliums: Mechanistic Studies

R. C. Samanta, B. Maji, S. De Sarkar, K. Bergander, R. Fröhlich, C. Mück-Lichtenfeld*, H. Mayr*, A. Studer*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5234–5238.

5. Nucleophilicity Parameters of Enamides and their Implications for Organocatalytic Transformations

B. Maji, S. Lakhdar, H. Mayr*, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 5732-5740.

4. Nucleophilicity parameters for designing transition metal-free C-C bond forming reactions of organoboron compounds

G. Berionni, B. Maji, P. Knochel*, H. Mayr*, Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 878-882.

3. Characterization of the nucleophilic reactivities of thiocarboxylate, dithiocarbonate and dithiocarbamate anions

X.-H. Duan, B. Maji, H. Mayr*, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2011, 9, 8046-8050.

2. Nucleophilicities and Lewis Basicities of Isothiourea Derivatives

B. Maji, C. Joannesse, T. A. Nigst, A. D. Smith, H. Mayr*, J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 5104–5112.

1. N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Organocatalysts with Moderate Nucleophilicity but Extraordinarily High Lewis Basicity

B. Maji, M. Breugst, H. Mayr*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6915–6919.

 Selected as Hot Paper by Angewandte Chemie.

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