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  Bimal K. Banik
Presidentís Endowed Professor, Science & Engineering, UTPA

Office Phone: : (956) 380-8741
The University of Texas Pan American
Department of Biochemistry
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

Areas of Specialization
• Chemistry, Biology and Pharmacology of Novel Anticancer Beta-Lactams
• Organometallics in the Synthesis of Biologically Active Compounds
• Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds as New Anticancer and Antibacterial Agents
• Medicinal Chemistry by Microwave-Induced Reactions

Research Interest
My laboratory efforts are directed toward synthesis of new organic compounds, synthetic method development, microwave-induced reactions and medicinal evaluation of organic compounds with a focus of understanding their interactions with living cells.

Selected Publications


Facile Synthesis of N-Substituted Pyrroles Via Microwave-Induced Bismuth Nitrate-catalyzed Reaction
Under Solventless Conditions

SS. Rivera, D. Bandyopadhyay and B. K. Banik*
Tetrahedron Lett., 2009, 50. 5445


Unprecedented Stereocontrol of b-Lactam Formation Derived From N-Cinnamylidenearylamine.
B. K. Banik*, H. Aguilar and Daniel Cordova
Heterocycles, 2008, 11, 2321


On the Stereodivergent Behavior Observed in the Staudinger Reaction Between Methoxyketene and (E)-N-Arylbenzylidenearyl Amines.
B. K. Banik, B. Lecea, A. Arrieta, A. Cozar and F. P. Cossio*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 3028


Novel Nitration of Estrone by Metal Nitrate.
A. Bose, P. Sanjoto, S. Villarreal, H. Aguilar and B. K. Banik*
Tetrahedron Lett., 2007, 48, 3945


Facile Synthesis of Pyrroles Fused with Indole Systems.
B. K. Banik* and M. Cardona.
Tetrahedron Lett., 2006, 47, 7385


Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Anticancer Beta-Lactams via the Staudinger Reaction.
B. K. Banik*, I. Banik and F. F. Becker
Bioorg. Med. Chem., 2005, 13, 3611


Bismuth Nitrate-Catalyzed Straightforward Synthesis of Pyrroles.
B. K. Banik*, I. Banik, M. Renteria and S. Dasgupta
Tetrahedron Lett., 2005, 46, 2643


. Iodine-Catalyzed Michael Reaction of Indoles Under Solventless Conditions
B. K. Banik*, M. Farnandez and C. Alvarez
Tetrahedron Lett., 2005, 46, 2479


Iodine-Catalyzed Remarkable Protection of Carbonyl Compounds.
B. K. Banik*, M. Chapa, J. Marquez and M. Cardona
Tetrahedron Lett., 2005, 46, 2341


Simple Synthesis of Substituted Pyrroles.
B. K. Banik*, S. Samajdar and I. Banik
J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 213.







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