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50. Abhijit Nandy, Supratim Mondal, Debasish Koner, and Shibdas Banerjee,* "Heavy Water Microdroplet Surface Enriches the Lighter Isotopologue Impurities" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2024, 146, 28, 19050–19058

49. Anubhav Kumar, Veena Shankar Avadhani, Abhijit Nandy, Supratim Mondal, Barsha Pathak, Vinod Kumar Naidu Pavuluri, Madan Mohan Avulapati, Shibdas Banerjee,* "Water Microdroplets in Air: A Hitherto Unnoticed Natural Source of Nitrogen Oxides"

Analytical Chemistry, 2024, 96, 26, 10515-10523 (AK, VSA, and AN contributed equally)

(selected for front cover graphics)


48. Supratim Mondal, Abhijit Nandy, Geetha Dande, Krishna Prabhu, Ramanna Valmiki Rajesh,* Debasish Koner, and Shibdas Banerjee*, Mass Spectrometric Imaging of Anionic Phospholipids Desorbed from Human Hippocampal Sections: Discrimination between Temporal and Non-temporal Lobe Epilepsies”

ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 2024, 15, 5, 983–993

47. Yangxin Jin, Predrag Petrovic, Shuquan Huang, Shibdas Banerjee, Abhijit Nandy, Paul Anastas, Jason Chun-Ho Lam,* "Carbocation Mechanism Revelation of Molecular Iodine-Mediated Dehydrogenative Aromatization of Substituted Cyclic Ketones to Phenols"

The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2024, 89, 5, 3226–3237 (collaboration with City University of Hong Kong)

46. Supratim Mondal and Shibdas Banerjee,* "Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Cancer Diagnosis" Biochemical and Biophysical Methods in Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2024, Springer Nature (Book chapter submitted on 23rd June 2024).

45. Ke Gong, Abhijit Nandy, Zhexuan Song, Quansong Li, Ali Hassanali, Giuseppe Cassone,* Shibdas Banerjee,* Jing Xie,* "Putting Enhanced Chemical Reactivity in Water Microdroplets Under the Microscope: The Case of a Diels-Alder Reaction" ChemRxiv, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2024-wwgs1.

(KG and AN contributed equally)



44. Abhijit Nandy, Anubhav Kumar, Supratim Mondal, Debasish Koner, and Shibdas Banerjee,* "Spontaneous Generation of Aryl Carbocations from Phenols in Aqueous Microdroplets: Aromatic SN1 Reactions at the Air-Water Interface."

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2023, 145, 29, 15674-15679

43. Supratim Mondal, Yeswanth Sthanikam, Anubhav Kumar, Abhijit Nandy, Sutirtha Chattopadhyay, Debasish Koner, Nandyala Rukmangadha, Hulikal Narendra,* Shibdas Banerjee* "Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Lumpectomy Specimens Deciphers Diacylglycerols as Potent Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer"

Analytical Chemistry, 2023, 95, 20, 8054-8062

(see the News Coverage) 

42. Anubhav Kumar, Supratim Mondal, and Shibdas Banerjee* "Efficient Desorption and Capture of Reactive Carbocations from Positively-Charged Glass Surface Bombarded with High-Speed Water Microdroplets"

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2023, 127, 14, 6662–6669 

41. Shibdas Banerjee,* "On the Stability of Carbocation in Water Microdroplets"

International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2023, 486, 117024

(Young Scientist Feature and cover article in April 2023 issue) - Read the interview


40. Supratim Mondal, Mithlesh Prasad Singh, Anubhav Kumar, Sutirtha Chattopadhyay, Abhijit Nandy, Yeswanth Sthanikam, Uddeshya Pandey, Debasish Koner, Limesh Marisiddappa, and Shibdas Banerjee* "Rapid Molecular Evaluation of Human Kidney Tissue Sections by in Situ Mass Spectrometry and Machine Learning to Classify the Nephrotic Syndrome"

Journal of Proteome Research, 2023, 22, 3, 967–976

39. Purva Shripad Damale and Shibdas Banerjee* "Mapping the heterogeneous distribution of cancer drugs by imaging mass spectrometry"

Drug Metabolism Handbook: Concepts and Applications in Cancer Research, 2nd Edition, 2023, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp 775-804




38. Anubhav Kumar, Supratim Mondal, Mohammad Mofidfar, Richard N. Zare,* and Shibdas Banerjee,* "Capturing Reactive Carbanions by Microdroplets"

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2022, 144, 17, 7573–7577 



37. Anubhav Kumar, Supratim Mondal, Sandeep, Paloth Venugopalan, Anil Kumar* and Shibdas Banerjee* "Destabilized Carbocations Caged in Water Microdroplets: Isolation and Real-Time Detection of α-Carbonyl Cation Intermediates"

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2022, 144, 8, 3347–3352 


36. Veena Shankar Avadhani, Supratim Mondal, and Shibdas Banerjee,* "Mapping protein structural evolution upon unfolding"

Biochemistry, 2022, 61, 4, 303–309 (†VSA and SM contributed equally)




35. Anubhav Kumar, Supratim Mondal, and Shibdas Banerjee,* "Aqueous Microdroplets Capture Elusive Carbocations"

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 6, 2459-2463


Selected for spotlights in JACS


"Highly Reactive Carbocations Tamed in Water Microdroplets" by Lučka Bibič

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 7, 2621 

34. Akhila Ajith, Supratim Mondal, Sutirtha Chattopadhyay, Anubhav Kumar, Yeswanth Sthanikam, Ari George Chacko, Krishna Prabhu, Geeta Chacko, Harshad Arvind Vanjare, Ramanna Valmiki Rajesh,* and Shibdas Banerjee,*

"Mass spectrometry imaging deciphers dysregulated lipid metabolism in the human hippocampus affected by temporal lobe epilepsy"

ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 2021, 12, 21, 4187–4194. (AA and SM contributed equally)

Selected for ACS Editors' choice  



33. Akhila Ajith, Yeswanth Sthanikam, and Shibdas Banerjee* "Chemical analysis of the human brain by imaging mass spectrometry"

Analyst, 2021, 146, 5451-5473 (Critical Review)


32. Debanjana Das, Soumyajit Mitra, Rohit Kumar, Shibdas Banerjee,* Sri Rama Koti Ainavarapu,* "Copper-induced spectroscopic and structural changes in short peptides derived from azurin"

Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2020, 687, 108388

31. S. Banerjee,* "Empowering Clinical Diagnostics with Mass Spectrometry" (invited review)

ACS Omega 2020, 5, 5, 2041-2048


30. S. Banerjee and R. N. Zare, "Influence of Inlet Capillary Temperature on the Microdroplet Chemistry Studied by Mass Spectrometry"

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2019, 123, 36, 7704-7709

29. S. Banerjee, A. C. Wong, X. Yan, B. Wu, H. Zhao, R. J. Tibshirani, R. N. Zare, and James D. Brooks, "Early Detection of Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction by Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry"

Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, Article number: 11007

28. Manoj Kumar, Shalini Verma, Anubhav Kumar, Pawan K. Mishra, Raghunath O. Ramabhadran,* Shibdas Banerjee* and Akhilesh K. Verma* "Mechanistic insights of Cu(II)-mediated ortho-C−H amination of arenes by capturing fleeting intermediates and theoretical calculations"

Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 9359-9362 (M.K, S.V, and A.K contributed equally)

27. S. Banerjee* and S. K. Manna, “Assessment of metabolic signature for cancer diagnosis using desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometric imaging”

Cancer Metabolism: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, 2019, 275-297 (invited book chapter)


26. E. N. Carcamo-Noriega,# S. Sathyamoorthi,# S. Banerjee,# E. Gnanamani, R. Hernández-Pando, D. Mata-Espinoza, J. I. Veytia-Bucheli, L. D. Possani, and R. N. Zare, "1,4-Benzoquinone Antimicrobial Agents Against Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis Derived from Scorpion Venom," 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2019, 116 (26), 12642-12647 (#E.N.C, S.S, and S.B contributed equally)

Press releases: Stanford News, Scientific American, ChemistryWorld, Medical News Today, News-Medical, Science & Enterprise, PHYS ORG, New Atlas, FUTURITY, BioQuick News, R&D Magazine, Asharq Al-Awsat, Scitech Europa, Science Codex, The Tribune, Medical Daily, Mana Telangana, The Gal Post, Daily Mail

KFGO Radio Podcast

Noticieros Televisa (TV) Interview


25. S. Banerjee*, "Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometric Imaging for Disease Diagnosis: Excitements and Challenges" 

Journal of Biosciences, 2018, 43, 731-738 (invited review article)

24. S. Banerjee, E. Gnanamani, S. R. Lynch, F. Z. Zuñiga, J. M. Jimenez-Vargas, L. D. Possani, and R. N. Zare “An Alkaloid from Scorpion Venom: Chemical Structure and Synthesis” 

Journal of Natural Products, 2018, 81, 1899-1904 (C&EN highlights this work)

23. S. Sathyamoorthi, S. Banerjee J. Du Bois, N. Z Burns, and R. N Zare, “Site-selective bromination of sp3 C-H bonds”,

Chemical Science, 2018, 9, 100-104

22.  Shibdas Banerjee,* "Mass spectrometry: A journey towards cancer diagnosis"

Cutting Edge - A Spinco Biotech Publication, January 2018, 36-38. (invited article)


21. S. Banerjee, R. N. Zare, R. J. Tibshirani, C. A. Kunder, R. Nolley, R. Fan, J. D. Brooks, and G. A. Sonn, “Diagnosis of prostate cancer by desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometric imaging of small metabolites and lipids”,

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 2017, 114 (13), 3334-3339 (highlighted in Nature Reviews Urology; doi:10.1038/nrurol.2017.46)

20. S. Sathyamoorthi* and S. Banerjee*, “Peroxydisulfate as oxidant in the site-selective functionalization of sp3 C–H bonds,

ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 10678 –10688 

19. S. Banerjee, F. Liu, D. M. Sanchez, T. J. Martínez, and R. N. Zare, Pomeranz-Fritsch Synthesis of Isoquinoline: Gas-Phase Collisional Activation Opens Additional Reaction Pathways”, 

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2017, 139, 14352-14355 (SB and FL contributed equally)

18. S. Banerjee, Y. Yang, I. D. Jenkins, Y. Liang, A. A. Toutov, W. Liu, D. P. Schuman, R. H. Grubbs, B. M. Stoltz, E. H. Krenske, K. N. Houk, and R. N. Zare, “Ionic and neutral mechanisms for C–H bond silylation of aromatic heterocycles catalyzed by potassium t-butoxide”,

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2017 139 (20), 6880–6887 (SB, YY, and IDJ contributed equally)

17. S. Banerjee, E. Gnanamani, X. Yan, and R. N. Zare, “Can all bulk phase reactions be accelerated in microdroplet?”,

Analyst, 2017, 142 (9), 1399-1402 (Selected for back cover graphics, DOI: 10.1039/C7AN90033C)

C&EN mentioned this work

Ranked in the top 5% of highly cited articles in Analyst in 2018

16. S. Banerjee, S. Sathyamoorthi, J. Du Bois, and R. N. Zare, “Mechanistic analysis of copper-catalyzed C-H oxidative cyclization of carboxylic Acids”,

Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 7003-7008 (SB and SS contributed equally)

ATLAS of Science mentioned this work
15. W. Liu, D. P. Schuman, Y. Yang, A. A. Toutov, Y. Liang, H. F. T. Klare, N. Nesnas, M. Oestreich, D. G. Blackmond, S. C. Virgil, S. Banerjee, R. N. Zare, K. N. Houk, R. H. Grubbs, and B. M. Stoltz, “KOtBu catalyzed dehydrogenative C–H silylation of heteroaromatics: A combined experimental and computational mechanistic study”
Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2017, 139 (20), 6867-6879
14. S. Banerjee, C. Basheer, and R. N. Zare, “A Study of heterogeneous catalysis by nanoparticle-embedded paper-spray ionization mass spectrometry”,
Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2016, 55, 12807-12811
13. S. Banerjee and R. N. Zare, “Syntheses of isoquinoline and substituted quinolines in charged microdroplets”,
Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2015, 54, 14795-14799 (Hot Paper)
C&EN Mentioned this work
12. J. K. Lee, S. Banerjee, H. G. Nam, and R. N. Zare, “Acceleration of reaction in charged microdroplets”, Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics, 2015, 48, 437-444 (JKL and SB contributed equally)
11. S. Banerjee, D. Dutta Gupta, and S. Mazumdar, “Regioselective oxygenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids by the thermostable P450 from Thermus thermophilus HB27”,
Current Biotechnology, 2015, 4 (3), 345-356
10. S. Banerjee, S. Goyal, and S. Mazumdar, “Role of substituents on the reactivity and product selectivity in reactions of naphthalene derivatives catalyzed by the orphan thermostable cytochrome P450, CYP175A1”,
Bioorganic Chemistry, 2015, 62, 94-105
9. S. Banerjee, “Diagnosis of cancer by metabolic signatures using mass spectrometric imaging”,
Cutting Edge (Spinco Biotech Publication), 2014, 2(10), 7-14 (invited article)
8. S. Banerjee “Induction of protein conformational change inside the charged electrospray droplet”,
Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2013, 48, 193-204
7. S. Goyal, S. Banerjee, and S. Mazumdar, “Oxygenation of monoenoic fatty acids by CYP175A1, an orphan cytochrome P450 from Thermus thermophilus HB27”,
Biochemistry, 2012, 51 (40), 7880-7890 (SG and SB contributed equally)
6. S. Banerjee and S. Mazumdar, “Selective deletion of the internal lysine residue from the peptide sequence by collisional activation”,
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2012, 23 (11), 1967-1980
5. S. Banerjee, F. Ali, P. K. Nayak, and N. Agarwal, “Synthesis, photophysical, electrochemical and thermal studies on carbazole-based acceptor molecules for heterojunction solar cell”,
Thin Solid Films, 2012, 520, 2644-2650
4. S. Banerjee and S. Mazumdar, “Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry: A technique to access the information beyond the molecular weight of the analyte”,
International Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2012, 2012, 1-40, Article ID 282574 (invited review article, the most cited article in this list)
3. S. Banerjee, H. Prakash, and S. Mazumdar, “Evidence of molecular fragmentation inside the charged droplets produced by electrospray process”,
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2011, 22, 1707-1717
2. S. Banerjee and S. Mazumdar, “Non-covalent dimers of the lysine containing protonated peptide ions in gaseous state: electrospray ionization mass spectrometric study”,
Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2010, 45, 1212-1219
1. A. K. Singh, P. Singh, S. Banerjee, S. Mehtab, “Development of electrochemical sensors for nanoscale Tb(III) ion determination based on pendant macrocyclic ligands”,
Analytica Chimica Acta, 2009, 633, 109-118

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