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Associate Professor Department of Organic Chemistry Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012,INDIA Tel: 080-2293-2850 Fax: 080-2360-0529 Email:sm@iisc.ac.in

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Education

    • PhD (2006): University of Cologne, Germany (Advisor: Prof. Albrecht Berkessel)
    • MSc (2002): Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (Thesis Advisor: Prof. Parimal K. Bharadwaj)
    • BSc (2000): R. M. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, India

Professional Positions

    • December 2015 to present: Associate Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
    • April 2010 to December 2015: Assistant Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
    • 2008 to 2010: Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (Advisor: Prof. E. J. Corey)
    • 2006 to 2008: Postdoctoral Fellow at Max-Planck Institute fuer Kohlenforschung, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany (Advisor: Prof. Benjamin List)

Awards and Fellowships

    • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Organic Chemistry (2018-2020)
    • Dr. Basudev Banerjee Memorial Award for the year 2015 by Indian Chemical Society (2016)
    • Dr. Srinivasan Rajagopalan Award by IISc Alumni Association (2015)
    • Prof. Priti Shankar Teaching Award for Assistant Professors in Science for the year 2014 (2015)
    • Alkyl Amines-Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Young Scientist Award (2014)
    • INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Medal for Young Scientist (2014)
    • NASI (National Academy of Sciences, India)-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2013)
    • Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (2012-2015)
    • Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (2011)
    • Max-Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Max-Planck Institute fuer Kohlenforschung, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany (2006)
    • The General Proficiency Medal 2002 for the Best Academic Performance in the MSc (2 Year) Program in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
    • Debaprasad Ghoshal Memorial Gold Medal for commendable performance in University Exam. 2000, R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur.
  • Development of New Synthetic Methodologies
  • Asymmetric Catalysis
  • Stereoselective Synthesis
  • A Catalytic Enantioselective Iodocyclization Route to Dihydrooxazines
    R. Suresh, A. K. Simlandy, S. Mukherjee, Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 1300-1303.

  • Nitro-Enabled Catalytic Enantioselective Formal Umpolung Alkenylation of β-Ketoesters
    A. Ray Choudhury, M. S. Manna, S. Mukherjee, Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6686-6690.

  • Catalytic Enantioselective Desymmetrization of Norbornenoquinones via C(sp2)–H Alkylation
    R. Sarkar, S. Mukherjee, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 6160-6163.

  • 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.

  • Enantioselective Formal C(sp2)−H Vinylation
    M. S. Manna, R. Sarkar, S. Mukherjee, Chem.–Eur. J. 2016, 22, 14912-14919.

  • Catalytic Enantioselective 1,4-Iodofunctionalizations of Conjugated Dienes
    C. B. Tripathi, S. Mukherjee, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 4424-4427.

  • Organocatalytic Enantioselective Formal C(sp2)-H Alkylation
    M. S. Manna, S. Mukherjee, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 130-133.

  • Remarkable Influence of Secondary Catalyst Site on Enantioselective Desymmetrization of Cyclopentenedione
    M. S. Manna, S. Mukherjee, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 1627-1633.

  • Enantioselective Desymmetrization of Prochiral 1,3-Dinitropropanes via Organocatalytic Allylic Alkylation
    S. J. Singha Roy, S. Mukherjee, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 121-123.

  • 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.

  • Catalytic Enantioselective Iodoetherification of Oximes
    C. B. Tripathi, S. Mukherjee, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 8450-8453.

  • Catalytic Enantioselective Construction of Quaternary Stereocenters by Direct Vinylogous Michael Addition of Deconjugated Butenolides to Nitroolefins
    M. S. Manna, V. Kumar, S. Mukherjee, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 5193-5195.

  • Lewis Base Catalysis by Thiourea: N-Bromosuccinimide-Mediated Oxidation of Alcohols
    C. B. Tripathi, S. Mukherjee, J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 1592-1598.