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 Removal and modification of directing groups used in metal-catalyzed C–H functionalization: The magical                 step of conversion into ‘conventional’ functional groups


     Carvalho. R. L.; Almeida, R. NG.; Karunanidhi. M.; Machado, L. A.; Pedrosa. L. F.; Dolui. P.; Maiti. D.; Da Silva Jr. E. N.

     Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020 (ASAP)




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  Organopalladium Intermediates in Coordination Directed C(sp3) -H Functionalizations


     S. S. Anjana.; Dutta, A.; Lahiri. G. K.; Maiti, D.

     Trends Chem. 2020 (ASAP)





    Transition Metal Catalyzed Enantioselective C(sp2)–H Bond Functionalization


     Achar, T; Maiti, S.; Jana, S.; Maiti, D.

     ACS Catal. 2020 (ASAP)




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         Evolution of Strept(avidin) based artificial metalloenzymes in organometallic catalysis


          Mukherjee, P.; Maiti, D.

          Chem. Commun. 2020 (ASAP)




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  Transition Metal Catalyzed C-H Allylation Reactions


     Dutta, S.; Bhattacharya, T.; Werz, D. B.; Maiti, D.

     Chem, 2020,7, 555  




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  Organic synthesis with the most abundant transition metal- Iron: From rust to multitasking catalysts


    Rana, S.; Biswas, J. P.; Paul, S.; Paik, A.;  Maiti, D.

    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020 (ASAP) 





  Diverse Strategies for Transition Metal Catalyzed Distal C(sp3)-H Functionalizations


    Das, J.; Guin, S.; Maiti, D.

    Chem. Sci., 2020 (ASAP) 





     A special interview of Prof. Maiti on the eve of 10th anniversary of the Chemical Science journal

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  A Direct Route to Six and Seven Membered Lactones via γ-C(sp3)-H Activation: A Simple Protocol to Build                     Molecular Complexity


     Das, J.; Dolui, P.; Ali, W.; Biswas, J. P.; Chandrashekar, H. B.; Prakash, G; Maiti, D.

     Chem. Sci. 2020 (ASAP)





 Fe-catalyzed aziridination is governed by the electron affinity of the active imido-iron species


     Coin, G; Patra, R.; Rana, S; Biswas, J.P.; Dubourdeaux, P; Clémancey, M.; de Visser, S. P.; Maiti, D.; Maldivi; Latour,       J-M.

     ACS Catalysis 2020 (ASAP)




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Para-Selective Arylation of Arenes: A Direct Route to Biaryls by Norbornene Relay Palladation  


     Dutta, U.; Porey, S.; Pimparkar, S.; Mandal, A; Grover, J; Koodan, A; Maiti, D.

     Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020 (ASAP)





Transition Metal Promoted Cascade Heterocycles Synthesis via C–H Functionalization


     Baccalini, A.; Faita, G.; Zanoni, G.; Maiti. D.

     Chem. Eur. J., 2020, 26, 9749





 Palladium-catalyzed meta-C–H allylation of arenes: A unique combination of pyrimidine-based template and              hexafluoroisopropanol


     Bag, S.; K, S.; Mondal, A.; Jayarajan, R.; Dutta, U.; Porey, S.; Sunoj, R. B.; Maiti. D.

     J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2020, 142, 12453





         Overriding Ortho Selectivity by Template Assisted Meta-C–H Activation of Benzophenone


          Casali, E.; Kalra, P.; Brochetta, M.; Borsari, T.; Gandini, A.; Patra, T.; Zanoni, G.; Maiti, D.

          Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 7281 




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         A directing group assisted ruthenium catalyzed approach to access meta-nitrated phenol


          Sasmal, S.; Sinha, S. K.; Lahiri, G. K.; Maiti, D.

          Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 7100  





   Diverse meta-C–H Functionalization of Amides


     Gholap, A.; Bag, S.; Pradhan, S.; Kapdi, A. R.; Maiti, D.

     ACS Catalysis 2020, 20, 5347 (ASAP)





    Ultrasound-facilitated direct meta-C-H functionalization of arene: A time economical strategy under ambient           temperature with improved yield and selectivity


          Jayarajan, R.; Chandrashekar, H. B.; Dalvi, A. K.; Maiti, D.

         Chem. Eur. J, 2020 (ASAP)





Para-Selective Cyanation of Arenes by H−Bonded Template


     Pimparkar, S.; Bhattacharya, T.; Maji, A.; Saha, A.; Jayarajan, R.; Dutta, U.; Lu, G.; Lupton, D. W.; Maiti, D.

     Chem. Eur. J, 2020 (ASAP)





Highvalent 3d Metal-Oxo Mediated C-H Halogenation: Biomimetic Approaches.


     Biswas, J. P.; Guin, S.; Maiti. D.

     Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2020, 408, 213174





An Alkyne Linchpin Strategy for Drug:Pharmacophore Conjugation: Experimental and Computational Realization of a meta-selective Inverse Sonogashira Coupling


     Porey, S.; Zhang, X.; Bhowmick, S.; Singh, V. K.; Guin, S.; Paton, R. S.; Maiti. D.

     J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2020, 142, 3762





Cobalt-Catalyzed C(sp2)–H Allylation of Biphenyl Amines with Unbiased Terminal Olefins


     Baccalini, A.; Vergura, S.; Dolui, P.; Maiti, S.; Dutta, S.; Maity, S.; Khan, F. F.; Lahiri, G. K.; Zanoni, G.; Maiti. D.

     Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 8842





Orthogonal Selectivity in C H Olefination: Synthesis of Branched Vinylarene with Unactivated Aliphatic Substitution


     Agasti, S.; Mondal, B.; Achar, T. K.; Sinha, S. K.; S. S. Anjana.; Szabo, K. J.; Schoenebeck, F.; Maiti, D.

     ACS Catalysis 2019, 9, 9606




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Access to Multi-Functionalized Benzofurans through Aryl-Nickelation of Alkynes: Efficient Synthesis of Anti-Arrhythmic Drug Amiodarone 


     Iqbal, N.; Iqbal, N.; Maiti, D.; Cho, E. J.

      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 131,15955





Ligand-Enabled Pd(II)-Catalyzed Iterative γ-C(sp3)-H Arylation of Free Aliphatic Acid


     Dolui, P.; Das, J.; Chandrashekar, H. B.; Anjana, S. S.; Maiti, D.

     Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58,13773 (HOT PAPER)




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 Co‐ordination assisted distal C−H alkylation of fused heterocycles


     Kankanala, R.; Biswas, J. P.; Jana, S.; Achar, T. K.; Porey, S.; Maiti, D.

      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 131,13946





 Direct meta-C-H Perfluoroalkenylation of Arenes Enabled by a Cleavable Pyrimidine-Based Template


     Brochetta, M.; Borsari, T.; Bag, S.; Jana, S.; Maiti, S.; Porta, A.; Werz, D.; Zanoni, G.; Maiti, D.

     Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 10323





Rhodium Catalyzed Template-Assisted Distal para-C-H Olefination


      Dutta, U.; Maiti, S.; Pimparkar, S.; Maiti, S.; Gahan, L. R.; Krenske, E. H.; Lupton, D. W.; Maiti, D.   

      Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 7426



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 Regioselective Synthesis of Fused Furans via Decarboxylative Annulation of α,β-Alkenyl Carboxylic Acid with   Cyclic Ketone: Synthesis of Biheteroaryl Derivatives


     Agasti, S.; Pal, T.; Achar, T. K.; Maiti, S.; Pal, D.; Mandal, S.; Daud, K.; Lahiri, G. K.; Maiti, D.

     Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11039 (VIP Paper)




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 Palladium-Catalyzed Directed meta-Selective C-H Allylation of Arenes: Unactivated Internal Olefins as Allyl   Surrogates


     Achar, T. K.; Zhang, S.; Mondal, R.; M, S. S.; Maiti, S.; Maity, S.; Pal, N.; Paton, R. S.; Maiti, D.

     Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019,58,10353





Palladium‐Catalyzed Selective meta‐C−H Deuteration of Arenes: Reaction Design and Applications


     Bag, S.; Petzold, M.; Sur, A.; Bhowmick, S.; Werz, D.; Maiti, D.

     Chem. Eur. J 2019, 25,9433  (HOT Paper)





 Palladium catalyzed template directed C-5 selective olefination of thiazoles


     Achar, T. K.; Biswas, J.; Porey, S.; Pal, T.; Ramakrishna, K.; Maiti, S.; Maiti, D.

     J. Org. Chem, 2019, 84, 8315




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    Photocatalyzed Borylation Using Water Soluble Quantum Dots


          Chandrasekhar, H. B.; Maji, A.; Halder, G.; Banerjee, S.; Bhattacharyya, S.; Maiti, D.

          Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 6201




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Iterative Arylation of Amino Acids and Aliphatic Amines via-C(sp3)-H Activation: Experimental and Computational Exploration


     Guin, S.; Dolui, P.; Zhang, X.; Paul, S.; Singh, V. K; Pradhan, S.; Chandrashekar, H. B.; S. S. Anjana.; Paton, R. S.; Maiti, D.

     Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 5633-5638




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Fabrication of amyloid fibril-palladium nanocomposite: A sustainable catalyst for C-H activation and electrooxidation of ethanol


     Jayarajan, R.; Kumar, R.; Gupta, J.; Dev, G.; Kadu, P.; Chaterjee, D.; Bahadur, D.; Maiti, D.; Maji, S. K.

     J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 4486





    Game of Directors: Accessing Remote Meta- and Para-C-H Bonds With Covalently Attached Directing Groups


     Dey, A.; Sinha, S. K.; Achar, T. K.; Maiti, D.

     Angew. Chem.Int. Ed 2018 Link





   Palladium Catalyzed Regioselective C4-Arylation and Olefination of Indoles and Azaindoles

            Thrimurtulu, N.; Dey, A.; Singh, A.; Pal, K.; Maiti, D.; Volla, C. M. R.  

            Adv. Synth. Catal. 2018 (ASAP)   



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    Trifluoromethylation of Allenes: An Expedient Access to α-Trifluoromethylated Enones at Room Temperature

    Brochetta, M.; Borasari, T.; Gandini, A.; Porey, S.; Deb, A.; Casali, E.; Chakraborty, A.;  Zanoni, G.; Maiti, D.   

    Chem. Eur. J  2018 (ASAP)    




        Role of hexafluoroisopropanol in C‒H activation


         Sinha, S. K.; Bhattacharya, T.; Maiti, D.   

         React. Chem. Eng., 2018 



           Regiocontrolled Remote C-H Olefination of Small Heterocycles


            Achar, T. K.; Ramakrishna, K.; Pal, T.; Porey, S.; Dolui, P.; Biswas, J. P.; Maiti, D.   

            Chem. Eur. J. 2018 DOI.10.1002/chem.201804351



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         Mechanistic Insights on Orthogonal Selectivity in Heterocycle Synthesis


           MaJi, A.; Yernaidu, R.; Sunoj, R. B.; Maiti, D.   

            ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 10111−10118




         Selective C-H Halogenation over Hydroxylation by Non-heme Iron(IV)-oxo


           Rana, S.; Biswas, J. P; Sen, A.; Clemency, M.; Blondin, G.; Latour, J-M.; Rajaraman, G.; Maiti, D.   

           Chem.Sci 2018, 9, 7843-7858




          H-Bonded Template Assisted Para Selective Carboalkylation Using Soft Electrophilic Vinyl Ether


           Maji, A.; Dahiya, A.; Lu, G.; Bhattacharya, T.; Brochetta, M.; Liu, P.; Zanoni, G.; Maiti, D. 

            Nat Commun 2018DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06018-2  (Selected as Synfacts of the month) 




          Diverse Meta-C-H Functionalization of Arenes Across Different Linker Lengths


                 Jayarajan, R.; Das, J.; Bag, S.; Choudhury, R.; Maiti, D. 

                 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 7659 –7663 ( This article appears in 'HOT Topic': C-H activation)


          Promoting Highly Diastereoselective γ‑C−H Chalcogenation of α‑Amino Acids and                           Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids


                  Guin, S.; Deb, A.; Dolui, P.; Chakraborty, S.; Singh, V.K.; Maiti, D. 

                  ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 2664−2669


 Highly Selective Ruthenium Catalyzed Direct Oxygenation of Amines to Amides

         Ray, R.; Hazari, A.S.; Chandra, S.; Maiti, D.; Lahiri, G.K.

         Chem. Eur. J. 2017 10.1002/chem.201705601

 Phosphine catalysed (5 + 1) annulation of ynone/cinnamates with primary amines

        Ametovski, J.; Dutta, U.; Burchill, L; Maiti, D.; Lupton, D.W; Hooper, J.F. 

        Chem. Commun2017, 53, 13071-13074

  Experimental and Computational Studies on Remote γ‑C(sp3)−H Silylation and Germanylation of Aliphatic Carboxamides

             Deb, A.; Singh, S.; Seth, A.; Pimparkar, S.; Bhaskararao, B.; Guin, S.; Sunoj, R. B.; Maiti, D.

             ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 8171-8175

   Experimental and Computational Exploration of para-Selective Silylation with a Hydrogen-Bonded Template

             Maji, A.; Guin, S.; Feng, S.; Dahiya, A.; Singh, V. K.; Liu, P.; Maiti, D.

             Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56,14903–14907

  Incorporating Unbiased, Unactivated Aliphatic Alkenes in Pd(II)-Catalyzed Olefination of Benzyl Phosphonamide

           Seth, K.; Bera, M.; Brochetta, M.; Agasti, S.;  Das, A.; Gandini, A.; Porta, P.; Zanoni, G.; Maiti, D. 

           ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 7732-7736

  Palladium catalyzed direct aliphatic C(sp3)–H alkenylation with alkenes and alkenyl iodides

           Thrimurtulu, N.; Khan, S.; Maity, S.; Volla, C. M. R.; Maiti, D.

           Chem. Commun. 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c7cc05703b

  Pd-Catalyzed C–H arylation of pyridazine-based fused 1,2,4-triazoles: overriding selectivity at the usual position          by undermining of preferred chelate formation


           Srinivasan, R.; Dey, A.; Nagarajan, N. S.; Kumaran, R. S.; Gandhi, T.; Maiti, D.

           Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 11709-11712     

  Remote meta-C–H cyanation of arenes enabled by pyrimidine-based auxiliary


           Bag, S.; Jayarajan, R.; Dutta, U.; Chowdhury, R.; Mondal, R.; Maiti, D.
           Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2017, 56, 12538-12542

    Palladium-Catalyzed Remote meta-Selective C-H Bond Silylation and Germanylation


           Modak, A.; Patra, T.; Chowdhury, R.; Raul, S.; Maiti, D. 
           Organometallics 2017, 36, 2418-2423

    Introducing Unactivated Acyclic Internal Aliphatic Olefins in Cobalt Catalyzed Allylic Selective Dehydrogenative Heck                 Reaction


           Maity, S.; Dolui, P; Kancherla, R.; Maiti, D. 

           Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 518-5185

   Palladium-Catalyzed Benzofuran and Indole Synthesis by Multiple C–H Functionalizations


           Agasti, S.; Dey, A.; Maiti, D. 

           Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 6544-6556

   Catalytic Arene meta-C-H Functionalization Exploiting a Quinoline Based Template


           Dutta, U.; Modak, A.; Bhaskararao, B.; Bera, M.; Bag, S.; Mondal, A.; Lupton, D. W.; Sunoj, R. B.; Maiti, D. 

           ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 3162-3168

    XPhos Ligated Rhodium Catalyzed meta-C-H Functionalization of Arenes


           Bera, M.; Agasti, S.; Chowdhury, R.; Mondal, R.; Pal, D.; Maiti, D.

           Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 5272-5276

   Ligand controlled switchable selectivity in ruthenium catalyzed aerobic oxidation of primary amines


           Ray, R.; Chandra, S.; Yadav, V.; Mondal, P.; Maiti, D. ; Lahiri, G. K.

           Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 4006-4009

   Chelation assisted palladium catalyzed  arylation of aliphatic carboxylic acid derivatives


           Dey, A.; Pimparkar, S.; Deb, A.; Guin, S.; Maiti, D.

           Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 1301-1307

  Template-assisted meta-C–H alkylation and alkenylation of arenes


           Bag, S.; Jayarajan, R.; Mondal, R.; Maiti, D.

           Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3182-3186

  Nickel-Catalyzed Deamidative Step-Down Reduction of Amides to Aromatic Hydrocarbons


           Dey, A.; Sasmal, S.; Seth, K.; Lahiri, G. K.; Maiti, D.

           ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 433-437

  Detailed Mechanistic Studies on Palladium Catalyzed Selective C-H Olefination with Aliphatic Alkenes: A Significant                    Influence of Proton Shuttling


           Deb, A.; Hazra, A.; Peng, Q.; Paton, R. S.; Maiti, D.

           J. Am. Chem. Soc. 201739, 763-775

  Copper/P(t-Bu)3-Mediated Regiospecific Synthesis of Fused Furans and Naphthofurans


Naveen, T.; Deb, A.; Maiti, D.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 129, 1111-1135

  Palladium catalyzed selective distal C-H olefination of biaryl system


Maity, S.; Hoque, E.; Dhawa, U.; Maiti, D.

Chem. Commun. 201652, 14003-14006

  Remote meta C-H Bond functionalization of 2-phenethylsulphonic acid and 3-phenylpropanoic acid derivatives


  Modak, A.; Mondal, A.; Watile, R.; Mukherjee, S.; Maiti, D.

  Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13916-13919

        Traceless directing group mediated branched selective alkenylation of unbiased arenes


         Agasti, S; Dey, A; Maiti, D. 

         Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 12191-12194

       Reaching the south: metal catalyzed transformation of the aromatic para-position.


        Dey, A.; Maity, S.; Maiti, D.

        Chem. Commun. 201652, 12398-12414 

 Cobalt Catalyzed sp2-C-H Activation and Intermolecular Heterocyclization with Allenes at Room Temprature 


Thrimurtulu, N.; Dey,A.; Maiti, D.; Volla, C. M. R.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 12361-12365

 Switch to Allylic Selectivity in Cobalt-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Heck Reactions with Unbiased Aliphatic Olefins.


 Maity,S.; Kancherla, R.; Dhawa,U.; Hoque, T.; Pimparkar, S.; Maiti D.

 ACS Catal. 2016, 6 , 5493-5499

     Simple and Efficient Ruthenium Catalyzed Oxidation of Primary Alcohols with Molecular Oxygen.


     Ray, R.; Chandra, S.; Maiti, D.; Lahiri, G. K.

    Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 8814-8822

    Palladium-Catalyzed Directed para C H Functionalization of Phenols


     Patra, T.; Bag, S.; Kancherla, R.; Mondal, A.; Dey, A.; Pimparkar, S.; Agasti,         S.; Modak, A.; Maiti, D.

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 7751-7755

   Room-Temperature meta-Functionalization: Pd(II)-Catalyzed Synthesis of 1,3,5-trialkenyl Arene and meta-               Hydroxylated Olefin


   Bera, M.; Sahoo, S. K.; Maiti, D.

   ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 3575-3579

     Directing group assisted meta-hydroxylation by C-H activation


     Maji, A.; Bhaskararao, B.; Singha, S.; Sunoj, R. B.; Maiti, D.

     Chem. Sci. 20167, 3147-3153

       Aryl Nitriles from Alkynes Using tert-Butyl Nitrite: Metal-Free Approach to C=C Bond             Cleavage


       Dutta, U.; Lupton, D. W.; Maiti, D. 
      Org. Lett. 201618, 860-863

      This work is highlighted in C&E News.- 

    Sequential meta-C-H Olefination of Synthetically Versatile Benzyl Silanes: Effective Synthesis of meta-Olefinated Toluene,        Benzaldehyde and Benzyl Alcohols


     Patra, T.; Watile, R. A.; Agasti, S.; Togati, N.; Maiti, D. 
     Chem. Commun. 201652, 2027-2030

     Copper Mediated Decarboxylative Direct C-H Arylation of Heteroarenes         with Benzoic Acids


     Patra, T.; Nandi, S.; Sahoo, S. K.; Maiti, D.

     Chem. Commun. 201652, 1432-1435

17.  Metal-Catalyzed Defunctionalization Reactions


Modak, A.; Maiti, D.  
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 21

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