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Dr. Prabal Banerjee

Dr. Prabal Banerjee
Assistant Professor
Office: Room 301
Phone: 01881-242112

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Ph.D., Division of Organic Chemistry Synthesis, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 2005

M.Sc., Burdwan University, 1998

B.Sc., B. N. College (Burdwan University), 1996


Dr. Banerjee joined the Department of Chemistry, IIT Ropar in 2010. His research work is centred around developing critical methodologies for construction of complex molecular entities, such as fused bicycles, spirocycles, etc. and its application towards synthesis of biologically active (thrust area is cancer and diabetic) natural and design molecules. Dr. Banerjee worked with Prof. Gais at RWTH-Aachen, Germany as DFG postdoctoral fellow from 2005 to 2007 after his PhD at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune with Dr. Ganesh Pandey in 2005. Then he moved to Purdue University, USA, where he was working mainly on synthesis of hyperpotent anticancer drug Cephalostatins and its delivery for more than two years with Prof. Fuchs before joining IIT Ropar.

Professional Experiences

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, 2010-Present

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Pudue University, West Lafayetee, IN, USA, 2007-2009
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute für Organische Chemie, RWTH-Aachen, Aachen, Germany, 2005-2007


Methodology development

C-H bond activation
Synthesis of Natural Product


1. Asymmetric Synthesis of Spiroketal, Spiroether, and Oxabicycle Building Blocks via Stereoselective Spiro and Bicycloannulation of 2-Hydroxy Dihydropyrans Michal Lejkowski, Prabal Banerjee, Jan Runsink, and Hans-Joachim Gais, Org. Lett., 2008, 10(13), 2713-2716

2. Asymmetric Modular Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Medium-Sized Carbocycles and Lactones via Ring-Closing Metathesis of Sulfoximine-Substituted Trienes. Michal Lejkowsky, Hans-Joachim Gais, Prabal Banerjee and Cornela Vermeerren, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 15378-15379.

3. Construction of Enantiopure Pyrrolidine Ring System via Asymmetric [3+2]-Cycloaddition of Azomethine Ylides. Ganesh Pandey, Prabal Banerjee and Smitha R., Chem. Rev. 2006, 106, 4484-4517. This was no 3 in most accessed article in the fourth quarter of 2006