Debasis - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Debasis Banerjee Associate professor 01332-284847 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Organic Synthesis & Catalysis, Enantioselective Catalysis, C-H Bond Activation, Organofluorine Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis (Carbon dioxide to biofuel, De-polymerization of bio-polymers), Photoredox-Catalysis and Bio-catalysis
Multiple Posts
2020-10-01OngoingDepartmental Nodal Faculty for Alumni-Institute ConnectIIT Roorkee
2020-06-01OngoingMember of the Department Academic Program Committee (DAPC)IIT Roorkee
2020-08-01OngoingDepartment Administrative Committee (DAC)IIT Roorkee
2020-06-30OngoingDepartment Space Management Committee (DSMC)IIT Roorkee
2017-07-0111 months Department Maintenance CommitteeIIT Roorkee
2020-08-01OngoingAssociate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2016-01-012 years 11 months Advisor for PhD studentsDepartment of Chemistry
2017-10-31OngoingMember of the New Building CommitteeDepartment of Chemistry
2018-01-012 years 11 months DRC memberDepartment of Chemistry
Honors and Awards
Guest EditorTetrahedron and Tetrahedron letters2021
Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2020Thieme Group, Germany2020
MRSCThe Royal Society of Chemistry, UK2019
Evonik Call for Research Proposal (ECRP) Award-2016Evonik Industries GMBH, Germany2016
Young Scientist Research Award (YSRA)BRNS-Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai, India2016
Early Career Research Award (ECR)Science and Engineering Research Board, India2016
Postdoctoral Research FellowshipDepartment of Organic chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden2014
Leibniz Postdoctoral FellowshipLeibniz Institute for Catalysis, LIKAT, Germany2011
Educational Details
Ph.D.Organic ChemistryIIT Kanpur2011
M.Sc.Organic Chemistry (spl.)Banaras Hindu University2004
B.Sc. (H)ChemistryUniversity of Burdwan2002
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Polymer ChemistryCYN-009B. Tech.Autumn
Analysis of Industrial PolymersCYN-751M. TechAutumn
LaboratoryCYN-001B. TechAutumn
Organic and Inorganic ChemistryCYN-002B. TechSpring
Enantiomeric SeparationCYN-562Int. M. ScSpring
LaboratoryCYN-002B. TechSpring
LaboratoryCYN-562Int. M. ScSpring
Refereed Journal Papers

Selected Publications:

  1. Javier Mazuela, Debasis Banerjee,† Jan-E. Bäckvall*, "Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Tandem Oxidative Acetoxylation/ortho C−H Activation/Carbocyclization of Arylallenes" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 9559 († These authors contributed equally)
  2. Rajenahally V. Jagadeesh, Debasis Banerjee, Percia Beatrice Arockiam, Henrik Junge, Kathrin Junge, Marga-Martina Pohl, Jörg Radnik, Angelika Brückner, Matthias Beller*, "Highly selective transfer hydrogenation of functionalised nitroarenes using cobalt-based nanocatalysts" Green Chem., 2015, 17, 898 († These authors contributed equally)
  3. Debasis Banerjee, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller*, "Co-operative Catalysis by Palladium and Chiral Phosphoric Acid: Enantioselective Amination of Racemic Allylic Alcohols" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13049; Highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 12, 1289
  4. Debasis Banerjee, Rajenahally V. Jagadeesh, Marga-Martina Pohl, Jörg Radnik, Kathrin Junge, Angelika Brückner, Matthias Beller*, "Convenient and mild Epoxidation of Alkenes Using Heterogeneous Cobalt oxide Catalysts", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 4359
  5. Debasis Banerjee, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller*, "A General Catalytic Hydroamidation of 1,3-Dienes: Atom-efficient Synthesis of N-Allyl Heterocycles, Amides and Sulfonamides"Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 1630
  6. Debasis Banerjee, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller*, "Palladium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroamination of 1,3-Dienes: Synthesis of Allylic Amines", Org. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 368 (Hot paper)
  7. Debasis BanerjeeRajenahally V. Jagadeesh, Kathrin Junge,  Henrik Junge, Matthias Beller*, "Efficient and Convenient Palladium-Catalyzed Amination of Allylic Alcohols with N-Heterocycles", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201252, 11556; Hot Topics under Sustainable Chemistry (Wiley VCH)
  8. Debasis BanerjeeRajenahally V. Jagadeesh, Kathrin Junge,  Henrik Junge, Matthias Beller*, "An Efficient and Convenient Palladium Catalyst System for the Synthesis of Amines from Allylic Alcohols", ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 2039
  9. Maddali L. N. Rao*, Debasis Banerjee, Ritesh J. Dhanorkar, "Pd(0)-Catalyzed Couplings using Bromide and Chloride Derivatives of Baylis-Hillman Adducts with Triarylbismuths as Atom-Efficient Multi-Coupling Nucleophiles", Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 3623; Highlighted in Synfacts 2010, 8, 928 
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