Qualification: 
Ph.D
Email: 
abanerji@am.amrita.edu

Dr. Asoke Banerji has made very significant contributions in diverse areas of biotechnology and basic bioorganic chemistry.  He obtained Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor T.R. Seshadri, F.R.S. and Professor V.V.S. Murti from the University of Delhi in 1964. He was awarded a senior research fellowship by the International Atomic Energy Agency to work with Professor D.H.R. Barton and Professor E.B. Chain, both Nobel Laureates, at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.  Dr. Banerji joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai in 1967 and was Head of the Bioorganic Division from 1989-98.

Natural Product Research:

 The main thrust of research activities of Dr. Banerji’s group has been directed towards emerging areas of natural product chemistry.  Dr. Banerji gave a new direction to the natural product research by purpose-oriented investigation of plant extracts. Facilities for bioassay-directed fractionation of extracts were established and an array of different bioactive compounds were isolated and characterized.  Some examples are:  allitin (insecticidal, anti-tumour, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), bakuchiol and its derivatives (insect juvenile hormone mimics), ecdysone and ecdysterone (insect moulting hor­mones and anabolic activity), immunomodulators, anti-metabolites, and furocoumarins and furochromones (phototoxic, antiatherosclerotic and antifeedant  agents) anacardic acids from waste from cashew industry (as MMP inhibitors, wound healing agent, anti-tumour compounds). Very recently some quinones isolated from ayurvedic plants, were found to have pro-apoptotic activity; the activity being induced through the generation of reactive oxygen species. Some of his discoveries such as indigenous insect growth regulators have been commercialized. Interesting lead molecules have been discovered by screening a large number of natural and synthetic molecules. 

Structural Studies:

During the course of work, an array of natural products were isolated and characterized. Structures of natural products were elucidated using NMR  (1H, 13C, 2H) spectroscopy, X-Ray diffraction and mass spec­trometry.  Structures of new class of chromone oligomers and terpenoidal glycosides were derived by using multi-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and supported by X-Ray diffraction analysis. A new conformer (polymorph) of ecdysterone has been identified and characterized by X-Ray analysis. Novel eco-friendly processes  for isolation of bioactive natural products such as anacardic acid, cardol, cardinol, plumbagin,ecdysterone etc. have been developed.

Biosynthesis:

Dr. A. Banerji has made notable contribution in the application of isotopes in the area of biosynthesis and biotransformation of natural products.  Using single and multiple isotopically labeled substrates, he has elucidated the biosynthetic pathways to ecdysoids, bakuc­hiol, khellin and fusicoccin. He developed the syntheses of isotopically labeled compounds, which were useful in biological and chemical sciences. These activities were of particular interest to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre  in their programmes on applications of isotopes.

Synthetic Chemistry:

Dr. Banerji has also contributed in synthetic organic chemistry.  He has developed new synthetic strategies based on organometallics, sono- and photochemistry.  These studies led to the invention of reactions of synthetic importance.  His contribution on modulation of activity of low-valent titanium has led to a conceptual advancement in modern organic synthesis and has opened the fronts of many future scientific endeavors.  Dr. Banerji has skillfully used the expertise of the basic research to the applied areas.  He has developed the synthesis of organic ligands, which have multifarious applications such as in nuclear medicine (radiopharmaceuticals), chelation therapy (for decontamination of body from environmental toxicants), actinide extractants (for nuclear fuel processing) or Organo-magnets. Dr. Banerji has several patents to his credit.

            Till 1998, Dr. Banerji was Head, Bioorganic Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. After superannuating, he became Emeritus Professor of Natural Product Research at the Bhavan's S.P. Ayurved Research Centre (SPARC), Mumbai. Subsequently, he joined Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum as a C.S.I.R.  Emeritus Scientist. Subsequently he was awarded the prestigious Raja Ramanna Fellowship of Department of Atomic Energy. One of his  interest was in elaboration of mechanism of cytotoxicity of some naturally occurring quinones. In collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology Centre, Trivandrum, it has been established that that the apoptosis is induced by reactive oxygen species. Differential cytotoxicity on BG-1 ovarian cancer cells and BRCA 1 – blocked estrogen receptor positive BG-1 cells has been observed. Naturally occurring bioactive compounds such as anti-tumour agents, natural antioxidants, natural dyes, insect control agents are the other areas of interest.

        In 2006, he was invited to join the Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham as a Distinguished Professor. He is involved in the bioprospection plants of Western Ghats of Kerala. This work led to the identification of  biosources of high-value phytochemicals which have importance in seri-culture and diseases like cancer and diabetes. More recently, he made elegant use of LC-MS for elucidating the complex molecular structures of tannins and flavonoid glycosides from seabuckthorn, using the newly created facilities at the Amrita Agilent Analytical Research Centre.

Dr. Banerji is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, Former Vice Presidents of Indian Society for Bioorganic Chemistry, and Indian Chemical Society (Western Branch) and Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences.  He has visited many countries in U.S. Europe and Asia in the capacity of visiting professor or adviser and delivered many plenary lectures at National and International meetings.  He has about 300 research publications. Dr. Banerji is associated with many institutions in advisory capacity such as Defense Research and Development Organization, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Council of Medicine Research, Centre for Medicinal Plant Research, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology etc.

Invited Lectures

  • A. Banerji,  Biotechnical potential of natural products, Plenary Lecture delivered at the seaweed research & utilisation meeting, Presidency College, Madras, June 1990.
  • A. Banerji, A. D. Deshpande, D. L. Luthria and P.  Pradhan,  2D-NMR Spectroscopy in Structure Elucidation of Natural Products, Invited lecture at the Interna­tional Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, Perade­niya, Sri Lanka, May, 1991.
  • A. Banerji, Novel Natural Products from Pimpinella monoica, Invited lecture, “International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry”, Delhi, December (1994).
  • A. Banerji, “Natural Product Research in New Perspectives, Professor R.H. Sahasrabudhey Lecture Series, Nagpur University, Nagpur, (1995).
  • A. Banerji, Plenary Lecture, “Pimpinella monoica – A Source of Bioactive Compounds,SAREC International Symposium on Bioactive Natural Products, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, (1996).
  • A. Banerji, Plenary Lecture, “Changing Strategies towards Natural Product Research — Prospects for Biotechnology”, 48th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Chennai, (1996).
  • A. Banerji, Plenary Lecture, New Approachs to Insect Control, “Golden Jubilee Celebration, Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar, (1996).
  • A. Banerji, Invited lecture,  “Potential of Plants for Human Needs”, University of Bombay, Mumbai, (1997).
  • A. Banerji, Invited lecture, “Natural Product in Drug Industry”, Symposium on “Contributions of Science and Technology in economic progress,”  National Institute of Oceanography, Panaji, Goa, 3-4, September, (1997).
  • A. Banerji, Invited lecture Commomeration of 80th Birthday of Professor Asima Chatterjee, “Changing Strategies in Natural Product Research”, Symposium on Natural Product & Drug Development, Department of Chemistry, University College of Science, Calcutta University, Calcutta, September 23-25, (1997).
  • A. Banerji, Invited lecture, “Emerging Trends in Natural Product Research”, Symposium on Recent Developments in Natural Products, School of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, July 11-13 (1997).
     

Patents and Publications

PATENTS

  1. Preparation of Insecticidal Principles of Garlic, Patent No. 144278.
  2. A. Process for the Preparation of an Immunomodulator from the Ayurvedic Medicinal Plant, Gulvel (Tinospora sp.) (57/BOM/98).
  3. Process for the Preparation of an Activated Titanium Reagent for Synthesis (56/BOM/98).
  4. A process for obtaining Phytoecdysteroid rich extract (1441/DEL/2008).

NATURAL PRODUCTS, STRUCTURE ELUCIDATIONS, BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS

  1. A. Banerji, V.V.S. Murti, T.R. Seshadri and R.S. Thakur, Chemical Components of Flowers of Dalbergia sissoo: Isolation of 7-methyltectorgenin, a new Isoflavone, Indian J. Chem., 1, 25 (1963).
  2. A. Banerji, “Structural Studies of Certain Naturally Occurring Flavonoids and Use of Flavonoids as Antioxidants”, thesis submitted to Delhi University, 1964.
  3. A. Banerji, V.V.S. Murti and T.R. Seshardri, Occurrence of 7,4’-dimethyltectorigenin in the flowers of the Dalbergia sissoo, Current Science, 34, 431 (1965).
  4. A. Banerji, V.V.S. Murti and T.R. Seshardri, Isolation of Sissotrin, A New Isoflavone Glycoside from the leaves of Dalbergia sissoo, Indian J. Chem., 4, 70 (1966).
  5. A. Banerji, V.V.S. Murti and T.R. Seshadri, A note on tectorigenin monomethyl ethers, Current Science, 36, 69 (1967).
  6. C.P. Bahl, A. Banerji and T.R. Seshadri, Chemical Investigation on some Indian Medicinal Plants, Current Science, 37, 1 (1968).
  7. A. Banerji, M.S. Chadha and V.G. Malshet, Isolation of 5-hydroxy-3,6,7-3’,4’-pentamethoxyflavone from Vitex negundo, Phytochemistry, 8, 511 (1968).
  8. A. Banerji, G. Ramakrishnan and M.S. Chadha, Onitin and Onitisin, new phenolic pterosins from Onychium auratum. Tetrahedron Lett., 1369 (1974).
  9. G. Ramakrishnan, A. Banerji and M.S. Chadha, Chalcones from Onychium auratum, Phytochemistry, 13, 2317 (1974).
  10. A. Banerji, “Studies on Biosynthesis of Fusicoccin”, thesis submitted to Imperial College of Science and Technology, London 1975.
  11. P.S. Variyar, M.B. Pendharkar, A. Banerji and C. Bandyopadhyay, Blackening in Green Pepper Berries, Phytochemistry, 27, 715 (1988).
  12. A. Banerji, D.L. Luthria and B.R. Pradhu, Prenylated Compounds from Atalantia racemosa. Isolation and synthesis of Two New Pyranoflavones, Phytochemistry, 27, 3637 (1988).
  13. A. Banerji and D.L. Luthria, Benzene Induced 1H NMR shifts of Chromeno-Compounds: An Aid to Differentiate Linear and Angular Chromenoflavones, Spect. Letts. 23, 1 (1990).
  14. A. Banerji and D.L. Luthria, 2D-NMR Spectroscopy in Conjunction with ASIS: A Direct Method of Structure Elucidation of Natural Products. Indian J. Chem., 29B, 582 (1990).
  15. A. Banerji and D.L. Luthria, Structural Elucidation of Isomeric Pyronoflavones by 2D-NOESY, Spect. Letts., 24, 471 (1991).
  16. A. Banerji, A.D. Deshpande and P. Pradhan, Structure of Zeloxanthonone – A Reinvestigation, Tetrahedron Letts., 32, 4995 (1991).
  17. A. Banerji and D.L. Luthria, Assignment of Methoxyl Resonances and Observation on Restricted Rotation of B-ring of 2’-Methoxy Flavones by 2D-NOESY in Conjunction with ASIS. Spect. Letts., 24, 1047 (1991).
  18. A. Banerji and A.D. Deshpande, D.L. Luthria and P. Pradhan, 2D-NMR Spectroscopy in Structure Elucidation of Natural Products, Invited lecture at the International symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, May 1991.
  19. A. Banerji, Natural product research in new perspective, 2nd KOSEF-INSA Joint Seminar on Natural Product Chemistry, 23-24 Nov., 1991, Seoul, Korea.
  20. A. Banerji, Novel bioactivities of phytochemicals, in Traditional Medicine, Ed. B. Mukherji, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., Calcutta, p.177, (1993).
  21. P. Pradhan, G.J. Chintalwar and A. Banerji, Stereochemistry of a Guainolide from Cyanthocline purpurea, by high resolution NMR spectroscopy, Spect. Letts., 26, 997, (1993).
  22. A. Banerji, Plants-Renewable Source of Bioactive Compounds, in Himalayan Biodiversity: Conservation Strategies, Ed. U. Dhar, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Nainital (1993).
  23. A. Banerji, A.D. Deshpande, B.R. Prabhu and P. Pradhan, Tomentenone, A New Xanthonoid from the Stem Bark of Callophyllum tomentosum J. Nat. Prod., 57, 396, (1994).
  24. P. Pradhan, S.J. Desai, L.P. Badheka and A. Banerji, Neolignans from Indian Piper Species: Structure of Hookerinone A, A Novel Neolignan, Nat. Prod. Letts., 4, 35, (1994).
  25. P. Pradhan, D.L. Luthria, A. Banerji, Pimolin, A new class of natural product from Pimpinella monoica, A novel dimeric furochromone, Bioorg. & Med. Chem. Letts, 4, 2425, (1994).
  26. V.D. Gangan, P. Pradhan, A.T. Sippahimalani and A. Banerji, Cordifolisides A,B,C: Norditerpene furan glycosides from Tinospora cordifolia, Phytochemistry, 37, 781, (1994).
  27. A. Banerji, Novel Natural Products from Pimpinella monoica, Invited lecture, International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry, Delhi, December (1994).
  28. V.D. Gangan, P. Pradhan, A.T. Sipahimalani and A. Banerji, Norditerpene Furan Glycosides from Tinospora cordifolia, Phytochemistry, 39, 1139 (1995).
  29. A. Banerji, “Natural Product Research in New Perspectives, Professor R.H. Sahasrabudhey Lecture Series, Nagpur University, Nagpur (1995).
  30. A. Banerji, Plenary Lecture, “Pimpinella monoica – A Source of Bioactive Compounds, SAREC International Symposium on Bioactive Natural Products, University of Peradeniya, SriLanka, (1996).
  31. A. Banerji, Plenary Lecture, “Changing Strategies towards Natural Product Research – Prospects for Biotechnology”, 48th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Chennai, (1996).
  32. P. Pradhan, V.D. Gangan, A.T. Sipahimalani and A. Banerji, Stereochemical assignment of tertiary hydroxyl group in diterpene furan glycosides by pyridine induced shifts, 13C and 2D NMR spectroscopy, Spect. Letts., 30, 1467
  33. K.B. Sainis, P.F. Sumariwalla, Anjali Goel, G.J. Chintalwar, A.T. Sipahimalani and A. Banerji, Immunomodulatory properties of stem extracts of Tinospora cordifolia: Cell targets and active principles, Immunomodulation, Ed. S.N. Upadhyay, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 155, (1997).
  34. P. Pradhan, V.D. Gangan, A.T. Sipahimalani and A. Banerji, Two phytoecdysones from Tinospora cordifolia: Structural assignments by 2D NMR spectroscopy, Indian J. Chem., 36B, 958 (1997).
  35. A. Banerji, Invited Lecture, “Potential of Plants for Human Needs”, University of Bomaby, Mumbai (1997).
  36. A. Banerji, Invited lecture, “Natural Product in Drug Industry”, Symposium on Contributions of Science and Technology in economic progress, National Institute of Oceanography, Panaji, Goa, 3-4 September, (1997).
  37. A. Banerji, Invited lecture, “Changing Strategies in Natural Product Research”, Symposium on Natural Product and Drug Development, Department of Chemistry, University College of Science, Calcutta University, Calcutta, September 23-25 (1997).
  38. A. Banerji, Invited lecture, “Emerging Trends in Natural Product Research”, Symposium on Recent Developments in Natural Products, School of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, July 11-13 (1997).
  39. P. Pradhan and A. Banerji, Stereochemistry of Diastereomeric Neolignans from Piper hookeri by NMR spectroscopy, Phytochemical analysis, 9, 71-74 (1998).
  40. P. Pradhan and A. Banerji, Novel Cyclobutane fused Furochromone oligomers from the seeds of Pimpinella monoica Daltz, Tetrahedron, 54, 14541, (1998).
  41. A. Banerji, Possibilities of Radiation Protection with Natural Products, BARC News Letter No. 177, 55, (1998).
  42. G.J. Chintalwar, A. Goel, A.T. Sipahimalani, A. Banerji, P. Sumariwalla, R. Ramakrishnan, K.B. Sainis, Immunologically active arabinogalactan from Tinospora cordifolia, Phytochemistry, 52, 1089 (1999).
  43. J.N. Dhuley, S.R. Naik, S. Rele and A. Banerji, Hipolipidaemic and antioxidant Activity of Diallyl Disulfide in Rats, Pharm. Pharmacol. Commun, 5, 680 (1999).
  44. A. Banerji, Resurgence of Natural Product Research – A Phoenix Act (Invited Contribution), Proc. Indian National Science Academy, 66, A, 383 (2000).
  45. A. Banerji, Natural product research in the new millennium, J. Indian Inst. Sci., 81, 65 (2001) (Professor S.C. Bhattacharya Commemoration volume).
  46. B.S. Patro, R. Samuel, A. Sreekanth, S.K. Dwivedi, O.P. Chaurasia, S. Chattopadhyay, Bramha Singh and A. Banerji, Anti-oxygenic Activity of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Intn. Workshop on seabuckthorn, New Delhi, 194 (2001).
  47. T.P. Singh, P. Pradhan and A. Banerji, X-Ray structure of Pimolin, A naturally occurring dimeric furochromone , Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. New crystal structures,337,218 (2003).
  48. G. Srinivas, L.A. Annab, G. Gopinath, A. Banerji and P. Srinivas, Antisense blocking of BRCA1 enhances the sensitivity to Plumbagin but not Tamoxifen in BG-1 ovarian cancer cells, Molecular carcinogenesis,39,15(2004).
  49. Thasni K A, Rakesh S Nair, Rojini G, Ratheesh kumar T, Srinivas Gopal, Asoke Banerjj, Priya Srinivas Naphthaquinones - Promising anticancer agents against breast and ovarian cancer treatment. - Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol 106, Supplement 1, December (2007) .
  50. Thasni K A, Rakesh S Nair, Rojini G, Ratheesh kumar T, Srinivas Gopal, Asoke Banerjj, Priya Srinivas Naphthaquinones - Promising anticancer agents against breast and ovarian cancer treatment. - Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol 106, Supplement 1, December (2007) .
  51. Thasni K A, Rojini G, Srinivas G, Asoke Banerji, Priya Srinivas. Molecular mechanism of action of plumbagin in BRCA1 blocked ovarian cancer cell line by suppression subtractive hybridization and micro array. Annals of Oncology, Volume 18, Supplement 4, May (2007).
  52. A. Banerji, Phytotechnology-value addition to Biodiversity, Herbal Technology: Recent Trends and Prospects, Ed. M. Daneill, Scientific Publications, New Delhi, 9 (2007
  53. Priya Srinivas, Thasni K A, Rakesh S Nair, Rojini G, Ratheeshkumar T, Asoke Banerji, Srinivas G. Targeted anticancer therapy for BRCA1 blocked estrogen receptor positive ovarian cancers. Annals of Oncology, Volume 18, Supplement 4, May (2007).
  54. T. V. Sumitra, Chichubose and A. Banerji, Polar Constituents of Himalayan (Ladakh) Seabuckthorn leaves, Proceedings of the 3rd Intn. Seauckthorn Assoc. Conf., Ed. D. B. McKenzie, Quebeck, Laval University,Canada, 119 (2007)
  55. A.A. Karedath K.A. Thasni , R Gopakumaran , Rakesh S. Nair , Thankappan Ratheeshkumar, Mani Shankar Babu , Gopala Srinivas , Asoke Banerji, Priya Srinivas, Genistein induces apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells via different molecular pathways depending on Breast Cancer Susceptibility gene-1 (BRCA1) status, European Journal of Pharmacology , 158, 588(2008).
  56. K. P. Suja, K.S. Pradeep Kumar and A. Banerji, Phytochemical Investigation on Indian Seabuckthorn, (Hippophae spp.): The Golden Bush, Eds.S. K. Dwivedi,T. Parimelazhagan, Shashi Bala Singh ,Z. Ahmed, Satish Serial Publishing House,New Delhi, 153 (2009).
  57. C. N. Vishnu Prasad, S. Suma Mohan , A. Banerji, A. Gopalakrishnapillai Kaempferitrin inhibits GLUT4 translocation and glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 39, 380(2009).
  58. N C. N. Vishnu Prasad, T. Anjana, A. Banerji, A. Gopalakrishnapillai,, “Gallic acid induces GLUT4 translocation and glucose uptake activity in 3T3-L1 cells”, FEBS Letters, 531-536, 584 (2010).
  59. N. Pandurangan, Chinchu Bose, A. Banerji,, Synthesis and antioxygenic activities of seabuckthorn flavone-3-ols and analogs Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 21, 5328 (2011).
  60. N.Pandurangan, Chinchu Bose, and A. Banerji. Isolation and synthesis of Bioactive Flavonols from Indian Seabuckthorn. 5th International Seabucktorn Association Conference, Quinghai, Sep.3-8, (2011).
  61. Athira Omanakuttan, Jyotsna Nambiar, Rodney M. Harris, Chinchu Bose, Nanjan Pandurangan, Rebu K. Varghese, Geetha B. Kumar, John A. Tainer, Asoke Banerji,J. Jefferson P. Perry, and Bipin G. Nair Anacardic Acid Inhibits the Catalytic Activity of MatrixMetalloproteinase-2 and Matrix Metalloproteinase-9, Molecular Pharmacology. 82,614( 2012)
  62. K. A Thasni, T. Ratheeshkumar, , G. Rojini, , K. C. Sivakumar, R. S. Nair, G. Srinivas, A. Banerji, V. Somasundaram, and P. Srinivas, Structure activity relationship of plumbagin in BRCA1 related cancer cells”, Molecular Carcinogenesis,. 52, 392( 2013).
  63. Amitava Khan, Krishnendu Manna, Chinchu Bose, Mahuya Sinha, Dipesh Kr. Das, Swaraj BandhuKesh, AninditaChakrabarty, Asoke Banerji & SanjitDey Gossypetin, a naturally occurring hexahydroxy flavone, ameliorates gamma radiation-mediated DNA damage. International Journal of Radiation Biology.953 (2013).
  64. Chinchu Bose, N .Pandurangan, W.Schrenk and A. Banerji, Value addition to unutilized Indian plants & plant products. 14th Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Karachi, 2013.
  65. Chinchu Bose, N. Pandurangan, Walter Schrenk and A. Banerji, Isolation, Charecterization Of Bioactives From The Indian Seabuckthorn, The Sixth Conference Of International Seabuckthorn Association, Potsdam2013, Germany ISA (2013).
  66. N. Pandurangan, A new synthesis for acacetin, chrysoeriol, diosmetin, tricin and other hydroxylated flavones by modified Baker-Venkataraman transformation, Letters in Organic Chemistry, 225 ( 2014).
  67. Amrutha K a, Pandurangan Nanjan a, Sanu K Shaji a, Damu Sunilkumar a, Subhalakshmi Ka, Lakshmi Rajakrishna b, Asoke Banerji ,Discovery of lesser known flavones as inhibitors of NF-κB signaling in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells - A SAR study ,. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 24,4735 (2014).
  68. Chinchu Bose, N. Pandurangan, Virendra Singh and A. Banerji. Isolation, Characterization and Chemical Fingerprinting of Bioactives from Indian Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) Species. Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) A Multipurpose Wonder Plant. Vol. IV: Emerging Trends in Research and Technologies, 262 (2014).
  69. Amitava Khan, Krishnendu Manna, Chinchubose, Dipesh Kr Das, Mahuya Sinha, Swaraj Bandhu Kesh Seabuckthron (Hippophae rhamnoide L.) leaf extract ameliorates the gamma radiation mediated DNA damage and hepatic alterations, Indian J. Expt. Biol. 52,952(2014).
  70. Pandurangan Nanjan, Jyotsna Nambiar, Bipin G. Nair, Asoke Banerji Synthesis and discovery of (I-3,II-3)-biacacetin as a novel non-zincbinding inhibitor of MMP-2 and MMP-9. Bioorg.Medicinal Chem., 23,3781(2015).
  71. Sreejit Chittiyath Madhavan, Chinchu Bose, Thomas Mathew Perakathusseril, Asoke Banerji. Indian medicinal plant, Coscinium fenestratum- A new Bio source for the Multifunctional Bio active Molecule–Ecdysterone. International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 2, 09-12, (2014).

BIOSYNTHESIS & BIOTRANSFORMATIONS

  1. S.R. Udupa, A Banerji and MS. Chadha, Microbiological Transformation of Flavanone, Tetrahedron Letts., 4003 (1968).
  2. S.R. Udupa, A.Banerji and M.S.Chadha, Microbiological Transformation of Flavonoids-II, Tetrahedron, 25, 5415 (1969).
  3. A.T. Sipahimalni, A. Banerji and M.S. Chadha, Biosynthesis and Interconversion of Phytoecdysones in Sesuvium portulacastrum L. J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun., 692 (1972).
  4. A. Banerji, D.H.R. Barton, G. Mellows and K.Y. Sim, Convenient synthesis of multi labelled mevalonic acids. The Symposium on Isoprenoids: Chemistry and Applications, Malti Chem. Research Centre, Nandsari, Baroda (1975)
  5. A. Banerji, R.B. Jones, G. Mellows, L. Phillips and K.Y. Sim, Biosynthesis of fusicoccin from (3-13C) and (4R)-(4-3H1)-mevalonic acids J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. I, 2221 (1976).
  6. A. Banerji, Application of carbon-13 in the Biosynthesis of Fusicoccin. “Stable Isotopes in the Life Sciences”, IAEA, Vienna, pp. 131., (1977).
  7. A. Banerji, R. Hunter, G. Mellows, K.Y. Sims and D.H.R. Barton, Use of Deuterium as a Tracer with 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Following Deuteride Migration in Terpenoid Biosynthesis: Mechanism of Geranylgseranyl Pyrophosphate cyclisation in fusicoccin Biosynthesis, J. Chem. Soc. Commun., 843 (1978).
  8. A. Banerji, Use of multiple labeled precursors in biosynthesis, Plenary lecture, Symposium on “Recent Developments in Organic Chemistry”, Calcutta University, p.6., (1979).
  9. T.K. Pushpendran, T.P.A. Devasagayam, G.J. Chintalwar, A. Banerji and J. Eapen, The metabolic fate of [35S]-diallyldisulfide in mice, Experientia, 36, 1000, (1980).
  10. A. Banerji, Use of stable isotopes in Biosynthesis, Plenary lecture, Symposium on Biosynthesis, Chance & Design, Banaras Hindu University, Jan. (1981).
  11. A. Banerji and N.C. Goomer, Synthesis of tritium labeled precocenes, J. Labelled Compds. and Radiopharm., 18, 1737 (1981).
  12. A. Banerji and G.P. Kalena, A short synthesis of (+) Mevalonolactone Synth. Commun., 12, 225 (1982).
  13. A. Banerji and G.P. Kalena, Synthesis of (+) [2-14C] Mevalonolactone in one step. J. Labelled Compds. and Radipharm., 20, 163 (1982).
  14. A. Banerji and G.J. Chintalwar, Biosynthesis of Bakuchiol, A Meroterpene from Psoralea corylifolia, Phytochemistry, 22, 1945 (1983).
  15. A. Banerji and G.J. Chintalwar, Biosynthesis of Bakuchiol from Cinnamic and p-Courmaric acids, Phytochemistry, 23, 1605 (1984).
  16. A. Banerji and G.J. Chintalwar, Role of Amino Acids in Terpenoid Biosynthesis, Plenary lecture,Third International Conf. On Chemistry and Biotechnology of Biologically Active Natural Products, Vol. III, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 285 (1985).
  17. A. Banerji and G.J. Chintalwar, One-Pot Radiosynthesis of [35S] Thiram from Elemental Sulphur Chemosphere 17, 495 (1988).
  18. A. Banerji and G.P. Kalena, Efficient synthesis of (+) [2-2H2 Mevalonolactone and (+) [2-2H2] Homo-Mevalonolactone, J. Labelled Compds. Radiopharm., 25, 111 (1988).
  19. A. Banerji, Mass spectrometry in tracer studies, Workshop on applications of mass spectrometry to organic chemistry & Biosciences, DRDO, Gwalior, Feb. 20-24, (1989).
  20. A. Banerji, Radiosynthesis of 35S-Labelled Bioactive Compounds and their Metabolites, Proceedings of national symposium on nuclear techniques in the study of pesticides in food agriculture and environment, The University of Agricultural Science, Hebbal, Bangalore, (1989).
  21. A. Banerji and G.J. Chintalwar, Fate of Leucine in the Biosynthesis of Bakuchiol, a Meroterpene from Psoralea corylilfolia, Indian J. Biochem. Biphys., 26, 394 (1989).
  22. A. Banerji, G.J. Chintalwar and D.L. Luthria, Biosynthesis of Furochromones in Pimpinella monoica: Synthesis and in vivo transformation of 3H-Visnagin, 17th IUPAC International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products, New Delhi, Feb. (1990).
  23. R.V. Om Kumar, A. Banerji, C.K. Ramakrishna Kurup and T. Ramasarma, The nature of inhibition of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase by garlic-derived diallyl disulfide, Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1078, 219 (1991).
  24. A. Banerji, Application of Isotopes in Bio-Organic Chemistry, BARC News Letter No. 103, 7, (1992).
  25. R.V. Om Kumar, S.M. Kadam, A. Banerji and T. Ramasarma, On involvement of intramolecular protein disulfide in the irreversible inactivation of HMG CoA reductase by diallydisulfide, Biochimi. Biophysi. Acta, 1164, 108, (1993).
  26. P.N. Patil, A. Chattopadhyay, S.R. Udupa and A. Banerji, Biotransformation with Rhizopus arrhizuz: Preparation of enatiomers of Sulcatol, Biotech. Lett., 15, 367 (1993).
  27. D.L. Luthria and A. Banerji, Biosynthesis of furochromones in Pimpinella monoica, Invited contribution, Special Issue on Frontiers in Bioorganic Chemistry, Ed. K.N. Ganesh, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., 106, 1149, (1994).
  28. N.A. Salvi, P.N. Patil, S.R. Udupa and A. Banerji, Biotransformations with Rhizopus arrhizus: Preparation of the Enantiomers of 1-Phynylethanol and 1-(o-, m- and p- Methoxyphenyl) ethanols, Asymm., 6, 2287 (1995).
  29. P.N. Patil, N.A. Salvi, S.R. Udupa and A. Banerji, Enantiomeric synthesis of pyridyl-1-ethanol using Rhizopus arrhizus, Biotech. Letts., 18, 159 (1996).
  30. N.A. Salvi, S.R. Udupa and A. Banerji, Chiral Synthesis of a-phenylpyridyl methanols with Rhizopus arrhizus, Biotech. Letts., 20, 201 (1998).
  31. G.J. Chintalwar, A. Goel, A.T. Sipahimalani, A. Banerji, P. Sumariwalla, R. Ramakrishnan, K.B. Sainis, Am Immunologically active arabinogalactan from Tinospora cordifolia, Phytochemistry, 52, 1089 (1999)
  32. J.N. Dhuley, S.R. Naik, S. Rele and A. Banerji, Hipolipidaemic and antioxidant Activity of Diallyl Disulfide in Rats, Pharm. Pharmacol. Commun, 5, 680 (1999).
  33. M. Elango, Hag Asita, Gunapalan Nidhi, Parvathy Seema, Asoke Banerji, Moni A. Kuriakose, Inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 by diallyl sulfides (DAS) in HEK 293T cells, J. Appl. Genet. 45, 469( 2004).

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

  1. S.V. Amonkar and A. Banerji, Science, 174, 1343, (1970)
  2. A. Banerji, G.J. Chintalwar and M.S. Chadha, Isolation of Ecdysterone from Indian Plants, Phytochemistry, 10, 2225 (1971).
  3. A. Banerji and G.J. Chintalwar, Phytoecdysones and Flavonol Glycoside from Sesuvium portulacastrum, Indian J. Chem., 9, 1029 (1971).
  4. Preparation of Insecticidal Principles of Garlic, Patent No. 144278.
  5. K.A.D. David, S.K. Apte, A. Banerji and J. Thomas, Acetylene Reduction Assay Nitrogenase Activity: Gas Chromatographic Determination of Ethylene per Sample in less than one minute, Appl. Environ. Microb., 39, 1078 (1980).
  6. C.K. Pushpendran, T.P.A. Devasagayam, A. Banerji and J. Eapen, Cholesterol lowering effects of allitin in suckling rats, Indian J. Exp. Biol., 18, 858, (1980).
  7. A. Banerji, Chemistry and Biochemistry of Allitin – A Review, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay, BARC, 1308, (1986).
  8. M.S. Chadha, K.M. Lathika, N.K. Joshi and A. Banerji, Biological Effects of Plumbagin on red cotton bug, Dysdercus koenigii, Sixth International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, IUPAC, Ottawa, Canada, (1986).
  9. A. Banerji, Alternate Strategies of Insect Control – Natural Products as Potential Biocides – Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay, BARC, 1416, (1988).
  10. N.K. Joshi, K.M. Lathika, A. Banerji and M.S. Chadha, Effects of Plumbagin on Prothoracic glands of Dysdercus cingulatus in “Endocrinological Frontiers in Physiological Insect Ecology” (Eds. F. Sehnal, A. Zabra and D.L. Denglinger) Technical University Press, Wroclaw (Poland) pp. 69 (1988).
  11. N.K. Joshi, K.M. Lathika, A. Banerji and M.S. Chadha, Effect of plumbagin on Growth and Development of Red Cotton Bug, Dysdercus koenigii, Proc. Indian Natn. Sci. Acad., B54, 43 (1988).
  12. V. Ramakrishnan, G.J. Chintalwar and A. Banerji, Environmental Persistence of Diallyl Disulphide, an Insecticidal Principle of Garlic and its Metabolism in Mosquito, Culex pipiens quinquifaciatus. Chemisphere, 18, 1525 (1989).
  13. D.L. Luthria, V. Ramakrishnan, G.S. Verma, B.R. Prabhu and A. Banerji, Insect Antifeedants Atalanta racemosa, J. Agric. Food Chem. 37, 1435 (1989).
  14. N.K. Joshi, K.M. Lathika, V. Ramakrishnan, A. Banerji and M.S. Chadha, Plumbagin Induced Inhibition of Ovary Development in Dysdercus cingulatus, in “Regulation of Insect Reproduction IV”, Eds. M. Tonner, T. Soldan, B. Benettova, Academia Publishing House of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Praha, pp. 287 (1989).
  15. A. Banerji, D.L. Luthria and S.D. Kokate, Toxicity of Capillin, the Insecticidal Principle of Artemisia nilagirica Clarke, Indian J. Exp. Biol. 28, 588 (1990).
  16. A. Banerji, Biotechnical potential of natural products, Plenary Lecture Seaweed research and utilization meeting, Presidency College, Madras, June (1990).
  17. A. Banerji, Insect control by biotechnical procedures – Lessons from plant kingdom, in “Insect Chemical Ecology” (Ed. I. Hrdy), Academia Praha, pp. 235, (1991).
  18. D.L. Luthria, V. Ramkrishnan and A. Banerji, Antifeedants from Pimpinella monoica, Insect Science and Its Application 13, 245 (1991).
  19. A. Banerji, Biotechnical Potential of Natural Products, Invited Contribution, Special Volume (Ed. H. Berg) Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, 27, 105 (1992).
  20. G.J. Chintalwar, V. Ramakrishnan, D.L. Luthria and A. Banerji, Insect Antifeedants from the roots of Psoralea corylifolia Linn., Indian J. Exp. Biol., 30, 858, (1992).
  21. D.L. Luthria, V. Ramakrishann and A. Banerji, Insect antifeedant activity of furochromones: Structure activity relationships, J. Nat. Prod., 56, 671, (1993).
  22. A. Banerji, Insect Plant Interactions: Natural Insect Control Agents, Recent Advances in Insect Physiology and Toxicology, p41, Ed. G.T. Gujar, Agricole Publishing Academy, Delhi, (1993).
  23. G.R. Shivakumar, K.V. Anantha Raman, K. Venkata Rami Reddy, S.B. Magadum, R.K. Datta, S.S. Hussain, A. Banerji and S.K. Chowdhury, Effect of Photoecdysteroids on Larval Maturation and Economic Parameters of the Silkworm, Bombyx mori., Indian J. Seric., 34, 46, (1995).
  24. N.A. Salvi, S.R. Udupa and A. Banerji, Chiral Synthesis of *-phenylpyridylmethanols with Rhizopus arrhizus, Biotech. Lett, 20, 201 (1998).
  25. A. Banerji, Role of Allelochemicals in the Ecodynamics of Insects and Plants, in “Biochemical Perspectives in Chemical Ecology of Insects”, ed. T.N. Ananthakrishnan, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, pp. 28, (1995).
  26. G.R. Shivkumar, K.V.A. Raman, S.B. Magadum, R.K. Datta, S.S. Hussain, A. Banerji and S.K. Chowdhary, Effect of Phytoecdysteroids on the Spinning, Cocoon and Reeling Parameters of the Silkworm, Bombyx mori L., Allelopathy Journal, 3, 71, (1996).
  27. A. Banerji, Plenary Lecture, New Approaches to Insect Control, “Golden Jubilee Celebration”, Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar, (1996).
  28. S. Banerji, G.P. Kalena, S. Mugdam and A. Banerji, Insect growth regulatory activity of naturally occurring quinones and their derivatives in Dysdercus koenigii, J. Appl. Entomol. 125, 25 (2001).
  29. S. Banerji, G.P. Kalena, S. Mugdam and A. Banerji, In Search of Insect growth regulator: Activity of synthetic Precocenoids and other Heterocycles in Dysdercus koenigii,, J. Appl. Entomol., 125, 589 (2001).
  30. M.A. Suresh Kumar and A. Banerji, Growth Disruption in leaf eating caterpillar, Opisina arenosella Walker by plumbagin, A naturally occurring insect growth regulator and potential insect control reagent. Insect Sci. Applic., 22, 321 (2002).
  31. A.Banerji, Resurgence of Natural Product Research – A Phoenix Act (Invited Contribution), Proc. Indian National Science Academy, 66, A, 383 (2000).
  32. A.Banerji, Natural product research in the new millennium, J. Indian Inst. Sci., 81, 65 (2001) (Professor S.C. Bhattacharya Commemoration volume).
  33. B.S. Patro, R. Samuel, A. Sreekanth, S.K. Dwivedi, O.P. Chaurasia, S. Chattopadhyay, Bramha Singh and A. Banerji, Anti-oxygenic Activity of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Intn. Workshop on seabuckthorn, New Delhi, 194 (2001)
  34. A. Banerji, Prospects for green technology through natural product research, Amruth, 59, 25 (2001).
  35. K.S. Nair, K. Trivedy, S. Rele, G.J. Chintalwar, P.K. Chinya, R.K. Datta, S. Chattopadhyay and A. Banerji, Ecdysteroids from Sesuvium portulacastrum for synchronization of cocoon spinning in silk-worm, Bombyx mori L. in “Adv. Sericulture Res.”, Ed. S.B. Dandin and V.P. Gupta, Central Sericulture Research and Training Institute, Mysore, 2002, 247.
  36. Johnson, A. Banerji and O.V. Oommen, A comparative study of allitin and garlic on lipid turnover in a teleost, Anabas testudineus (Bloch), Indian J. Expt. Biol., 41, 243 (2003).
  37. S. Rele, A. Banerji, G. Chintalwar, V. Kumar, V. Yadava, A new conformer of 20-hyroxyecdysone from Sesuvium portulacastrum: An X-Ray crystallographic study, Natural Product Research, 17, 103 (2003).
  38. S.Banerjee, A Banerji et al., Novel synthetic precocenoids as inhibitors of reproduction in Dysdereus koenigii F.(hemiptera, pyrhhocoridae). Journal of ecophysiology and occupational Health , 4, 123-136( 2004).

SYNTHETIC STRATEGIES & SYNTHESIS OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS

  1. A. Banerji and N.C. Goomer, Enolates of o-hydroxyacetophenones: Novel Synthesis of 2, 2-dialkyl-4-chromanones, Tetrahedron Lett., 3685 (1979).
  2. A. Banerji and G.P. Kalena, A new Synthesis of Organic Trisulfides, Tetrahedron Lett., 21, 3003 (1980).
  3. A. Banerji, N.C. Goomer and G.P. Kalena, Synthesis of 2-hydroxy-4, 6-dimethoxycrotonophenone – A new class of natural products form Dysophilla stella. Synth. Commun., 10, 851 (1980).
  4. A. Banerji and N.C. Goomer, A new Synthesis of Flavones, Synthesis, 874 (1980).
  5. A. Banerji and N.C. Goomer, A new Synthesis of 2, 2-dialkychromenes-application to synthesis of anti-juvenile hormones, Precocene I & II, Indian J. Chem., 20B, 144 (1981).
  6. A. Banerji and N.C. Goomer, Synthesis of Naturally occurring 6-Oxygenated-2, 2-dimethylchromenes . Indian J. Chem., 23B, 885 (1984).
  7. A. Banerji and N.C. Goomer, Synthesis of Cycloartocarpesin Trimethyl Ether. Synth. Commun., 15, 1165 (1985).
  8. A. Banerji and N.C. Goomer, Synthesis of Rubraflavone–A Trimethlyl Ether. Indian J. Chem., 25B, 304 (1986).
  9. A. Banerji, N.C. Goomer and G.P. Kalena, Enolates of Diacetyl Resorcinols: Application to Synthesis of Benzodipyrans, Indian J. Chem., 27B, 981 (1988).
  10. A. Banerji and S.K. Nayak, Lithiation of Aromatic Ethers with Ultrasound: Some Synthetic Applications, Current Science, 58, 249 (1989).
  11. A. Banerji and G.P. Kalena, Heterocycles from Dia acetyl Phenols: Synthesis of Benzodipyrans, Acetyl Chromenes and Pyrano [1,2] Benzioxazoles, Invited Contribution, Heterocycles, 28, 711 (1989).
  12. A. Banerji and G.P. Kalena, A new method of cyclodehydration of 3, 3-dialkyl-1-oxo-1- (2-Hydroxyl) Propan-3-ols to 2,2-dialkyl-4-Chromanones: Synthesis of Cannabinoid Synthon. Synth. Commun., 19, 159 (1989).
  13. A. Banerji and S.K. Nayak, Sonochemical Hydrodimerization of Aromatic Carbonyl Compounds. J. Chem. Research, 314 (1989).
  14. A. Banerji and D.L. Luthria, Synthesis of Dimethylethers of Atalantoflavone, Carpachromene and their Analogues, Indian J. Chem., 29B, 163 (1990).
  15. A. Banerji and S.K. Nayak, Synthesis of O-Heterocycles via Intramolecular Reductive Deoxygenation of O-Aroyloxyacetophenones: One-step Synthesis of Benzofurans, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 150 (1990).
  16. A. Banerji and S.K. Nayak, New Synthetic Applications of Low Valent Titanium Reagents Twelfth International Symposium, Synthesis of Organic Chemistry, Cambridge, UK (1991).
  17. A. Banerji and S.K. Nayak, Unprecedented Reductive Dealkoxylation of Aryl Alkyl Ethers and Intramolecular C-C Coupling of 2, 2’-Dialkoxystilbenes with low Valent Titanium: One Pot Synthesis of Phenanthrenes, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1432 (1991).
  18. S.K. Nayak and A. Banerji, Stereocontrolled Reductive Deoxygenation Using Low-Valent Titanium; Effects of Ultrasound Waves and Solvents, J. Org. Chem., 56, 1940 (1991).
  19. S.K. Nayak and A. Banerji, Low valent titanium in organic synthesis: Synthesis of diarylalkanes from o-hydroxyaromatic keto compounds, Indian J. Chem., 30B, 286 (1991).
  20. G.P. Kalena, P. Pradhan and A. Banerji, A Novel Intramolecular 1, 2-Arene-Alkene Photocycloaddition, Tetrahedron Lett., 33, 7775 (1992).
  21. S.M. Kadam, S.K. Nayak and A. Banerji, Low-valent Titanium, A New Approach to Deprotection of Allyl and Benzyl Groups, Tetrahedron Lett., 33, 5129 (1992).
  22. S.K. Nayak, S.M. Kadam and A. Banerji, Selective Deprotection of Ethers by Low-Valent Titanium: Facile Cleavage of Propargyl Ethers, Synlett., 581 (1993).
  23. S.K. Nayak, S.M. Kadam, S. Talukdar and A. Banerji, Low Valent Titanium: New Synthetic Applications, Invited contribution, Special Issue on Organic Synthesis-3, Ed. G.S.R. Subba Rao, J. Indian Inst. Sci., 74, 401 (1994).
  24. T.K. Sarkar, B.K. Ghorai and A. Banerji, Intramolecular Alder Ene Approach to Sterochemical Control over Three continuous Sterogenic Centres: Synthesis of (+)-Methyl Cucurbate and (+)-Methyl Epijasmonate, Tetrahedron Lett., 35, 6907 (1994).
  25. S. Talukdar, S.K. Nayak and A. Banerji, Remarkable effect of fullerenes on LVT mediated organic reaction. Fullerene Science and Technology, 3, 327 (1995).
  26. S.M. Kadam, S.K. Nayak and A. Banerji, Dramatic Influence of Nitrogen Heterocycles on the Activity of Low-Valent titanium Reagent: An Improved One-Pot Synthesis of Phenanthrenes, Synthetic Communications, 25, 135, (1995).
  27. S. Talukdar and A. Banerji, Low Valent Titanium Deprotection of N-Allyl/benzyl Amines: A New Approach, Synth. Commun., 25, 813 (1995).
  28. S. Talukdar and A. Banerji, Low-Valent Titanium mediated reductive deoxygenation of carbonyls to methylene, via carbon-nitrogsen bond cleagvage in N-(arymethly) anilines, Synth. Commun., 26, 1051 (1996).
  29. V. Kabaleeswaran, S.S. Rajan, G.P. Kalena, P. Pradhan and A. Banerji, [1, 3,11]-2, 2, 11-trimethyl-14-oxatetracyclo-[6,5,0.17, 11, O3,8] tetradece-6-ene-5,90 dione, Acta Crystallographia Section C, C52, 1981, (1996).
  30. S. Talukdar, P. Pradhan and A. Banerji, Electron donor-acceptor interactions of C60 with - and -donors: A rational approach towards its solubility, Fullerene Science and Technology, 5, 547, (1997).
  31. P. Pradhan, G.P. Kalena and A. Banerji, “Novel Multicyclic Compounds via Intramolecular Arene-Alkene Photocycloadditions”, in New Horizones in Organic Synthesis, (eds. V. Nair and S. Kumar), New Age International (p) Ltd. Pp.236 (1997).*
  32. G.P. Kalena, P. Pradhan, Y. Swarnalatha, T.P. Singh and A. Banerji, Intramolecular photorearrangement of a 2-alkenyl4-chromanone to an oxapentacyclotetradecanedione, Tetrahedron Letts., 38, 5551 (1997).
  33. G.P. Kalena, A. Jain and A. Banerji, Amberlyst 15 Catalyzed prenylation of phenols: One step synthesis of benzopyrans, Molecule, 100, (1997).
  34. S. Talukdar and A. Banerji, Bio-Organometallics: An emerging Area of Nuclear Medicine, Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 12, 180 (1997).
  35. S. Talukdar and A. Banerji, Design and Development of New Chemical Reactions via Low-valent Titanium-induced Cleavage of Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 74, 850, (1997) (Prof. T.R. Govindachari Commemoration Issue).
  36. S. Talukdar, S.K. Nayak and A. Banerji, Low-valent Titanium Mediated Reductive Cleavage of Benzylidene Acetals: An Indirect Mc. Murray Reaction, Synth. Commun., 2325, 28, (1998).
  37. S. Talukdar and A. Banerji, Low-Valent Titanium Mediated Imino-Pinacol Coupling: An Improved and Expeditious Route to Vicinal Diamino-Based Ligands, J. Org. Chem., 63, 4268 (1998).
  38. S. Talukdar, S.K. Nayak and A. Banerji, Activation of Low-Valent Titanium Reagents with Iodine: Facile Low-Temperature Mc Murry Reaction and N/O-Debenzylation/Deallylation, J. Org. Chem , 63, 4925, (1998).
  39. G.P. Kalena, P. Pradhan and A. Banerji, Stereo- and Regioselectivity of Intramolecular 1,2-Arene-Alkene Photocyclisation in 2-Alkenyl-4-chromonones. Invited contribution for the Barton Memorial Issue, Tetrahedron , 55, 3209 (1999).
  40. S. Rele, S. Talukdar and A. Banerji, A facile radical induced Selective Removal of N-Propargyl Protecting Groups Using Low Valent Titanium Reagents, Tetrahedron Letts., 40, 767 (1999).
  41. G.P. Kalena, S.M. Yadav and A Banerji, DDQ/PbO2: A novel oxidation system for hindered electron-rich bezhydrols, Molecules, 5, 248 (2000).
  42. S. Rele, S. Talukdar, A. Banerji and S. Chattopadhyay, Generation of Reactive Low-valent Titanium Species Using Metal – Arenes as Efficient Organic Reductants for TiCl3: Application to Organic Synthesis, J. Org. Chem., 66, 2990 (2001).
  43. Shyam Rele, A. Banerji and S. Talukdar, Reductive amination of aliphatic carbonyls using low-valent titanium reagent. A convenient route to free amines, J. Chem. Res. 6, 253 (2002).
  44. G.P. Kalena, P. Pradhan and A. Banerji, A novel intramolecular arene-alkene photocycloaddition in 2-alkenyl naphtha-4-chromanones-a short route to functionalized multicyclic systems, Tetrahedron Lett. 44, 2011 (2003).
  45. N. Pandurangan, Chinchu Bose and A. Banerji, Synthesis and antioxygenic activities of seabuckthorn flavone-3-ols and analogs. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 21, 5328 (2011) .
  46. N. Pandurangan, A new synthesis for acacetin, chrysoeriol, diosmetin, tricin and other hydroxylated flavones by modified Baker-Venkataraman transformation, Letters in Organic Chemistry, 14, 225, (2014).
  47. Amrutha K a, Pandurangan Nanjan a, Sanu K Shaji a, Damu Sunilkumar a, Subhalakshmi Ka, Lakshmi Rajakrishna b, Asoke Banerji ,Discovery of lesser known flavones as inhibitors of NF-κB signaling in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells - A SAR study ,. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 24, 4735 (2014).
  48. Pandurangan Nanjan Jyotsna Nambiar , Bipin G. Nair Asoke Banerji Synthesis and discovery of (I-3,II-3)-biacacetin as a novel non-zincbinding inhibitor of MMP-2 and MMP-9. Bioorg.Medicinal Chem., 23,3781(2015)

NUCLEAR FUEL PROCESSING

  1. J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, P.R. Nataranjan, L.P. Badheka and A. Banerji, Extraction of Actinides and Fission Products by Octyl (Phenyl)-N, N-diisobutylcarbamoyl methyl phosphine oxide from nitric acid media, Talanta, 39, 493 (1992).
  2. J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, P.R. Natarajan, L.P. Badheka, A. Banerji, K.M. Michael, S.C. Kapoor and R.K. Dhumwad, Tail-End Purification of Americium from Plutonium Loading Effluents using a Mixture of Octyl (Phenyl)-N, N-Diisobutylcarbamoylmethylphosphine Oxide and Tri-N-Butyl Phosphate, J. Radional. Nucl. Chem., Letters, 165, 219 (1992).
  3. J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, P.R. Natarajan, L.P. Badheka, A. Ramanujan, A. Banerji, P.S. Dhami, V. Gopalakrishnan, R.K. Dhumwad and M.K. Rao, Partitioning of actinides from high level waste streams of Purex Process using mixture of CMPO and TBP in dodecane, Waste Management, 13, 317, (1993).
  4. J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, M.S. Nagar, P.R. Natarajan, L.P. Badheka, A. Banerji, Solvent Extracted and Extraction chromatographically Adsorbed Complexes of Bifunctional Extractants with f-Elements, J. Radionanal. Nucl. Chem., Letters, 176, 415, (1993).
  5. J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, G.H. Rizvi, R.H. Iyer, K.M. Michael, S.C. Kapoor, A. Ramanujam, L.P. Badheka and A. Banerji, Extraction Chromatographic Separation and Recovery of Plutonium from oxalate supernatant using CMPO, Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 30, 1198, (1993).
  6. A. Ramanujam, P.S. Dhami, V. Gopalakrishnan, M.K. Rao, J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, R.H. Iyer, L.P. Badheka and A. Banerji, Application of Extraction Chromatographic Technique in the Recovery of Actinides from Purex Waste Solutions Using CMPO, BARC Report/1993/E/024.
  7. D.S. Deshingkar, R.R. Chitnis, P.K. Wattal. T.K. Theyyunni, M.K.T. Nair, A. Ramanujam, P.S. Dhami, V. Gopalakrishnan, M.K. Rao, J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, R.H. Iyer, L.P. Badheka and A. Banerji, Partitioning of actinides from Stimulated high level waste arising from reprocessing of PHWR fuels: Counter Current extracts on studies using CMPO, BARC/1994/E/014.
  8. J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, G.H. Rizvi, R.H. Iyer, K.M. Michael, S.C. Kapoor, R.K. Dhumwad, L.P. Badheka and A. Banerji, Separation and recovery of plutonium from oxalate supernatant using CMPO, Solvent extraction and ion exchange, 12, 745, (1994)
  9. J.N. Mathur, M.S. Murali, R.H. Iyer, A. Ramanujam, P.S. Dhami, V. Gopalakrishnan, L.P. Badheka and A. Banerji, Extraction chromatographic seperation of minor actinides from purex high-level wastes using CMPO, Nuclear technology, 215, (1995).
  10. V. Gopalakrishanan, P.S. Dhami, A. Ramanujan, M.V. Balarama Krishna, M.S. Murali, J.N. Mathur, R.H. Iyer, A.K. Bauri and A. Banerji, Extraction and Chromatographic Separation of Minor Actinides from Sulphate Bearing High Level Waste Solutions Using CMPO, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 191, 279 (1995).
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